LIA Offers Guidance on Lamp Energy and Extends Relabeling Enforcement Deadline 2023

June 7, 2023

A change in regulation to the energy labelling of lamps will come into force on 1st October 2023, enforcing that any lamps with the current energy labelling must be sold before this date. The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) are offering guidance for the industry on how to prepare for the deadline and ensure that products are sold before that date.

The new regulations by the GB Ecodesign for Energy-Related Products and Energy Information (Lighting Products) Regulations 2021, SI 2021 No. 1095[1], required that by 1st April 2023 dealers replace any old light source (lamp) energy labels (A++ to E rating) with the new rescaled label (A to G rating). The same requirement applies in the EU/NI from 1st March 2023.

The LIA and the British Retail Consortium (BRC) have been working closely together on this topic, assessing the size and scale of the problem and briefing DESNZ that disruptions to supply chains, reduced retail demand and staff shortages would result in a significant volume of lighting products being still on the UK market with the old A-D Energy Label after the deadline of 1st April 2023.

The LIA,  and the BRC, were therefore very pleased to secure a six-month delay to this GB relabelling date from DESNZ/OPSS until 1st  October 2023.

Ayça Donaghy, CEO of the LIA, commented: “We would like to thank Lord Callanan, Minister for Energy Security and Green Finance at the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ), and the team for listening to our concerns and subsequently granting the needed extension. As well as talking directly to DESNZ, the LIA helped its members lobby their local MPs – both showing the value of an effective industry association to its members, doing their job of supporting and representing their membership. This extension will grant those in the industry valuable time to prepare their products for the new market regulations in October.”

Firstly, companies should now ensure they contact supply chain partners and make them aware of the extension. Following this, the LIA have put together a helpful guide, available to the entire lighting industry, with strategies to reduce stocks featuring the old energy label. Tips to reduce stock already in place include stock rotation, promotions, and donation.

The LIA’s full guidance can be found below

Bob Bohannon, Head of Policy and Sustainability at the LIA, added: “It is our responsibility as an industry to use the six-month extension granted by DESNZ. The LIA are proud to spread awareness and guidance for those in the industry, encouraging companies to work with up and downstream supply chains, rotate stock on shelves to ensure any old labelled stock is at the front, sell stock through and ultimately relabel any remaining stock with the new A-G label. We are hopeful that with our support, companies will be in a better position to prepare themselves for October and reduce any losses by ensuring stock can be sold.”

More information available here

Related Articles

Changing Scene

  • Jaime Bishop Named Vice President of Sales at LightForm

    LightForm is thrilled to announce the appointment of Jaime Bishop as the new Vice President of Sales. For 20 years, Jaime has significantly contributed to the company’s growth and success. Among her many achievements, she is particularly proud of launching the careers of numerous talented, design-minded teammates and collaborating with creative individuals to transform spaces… Read More…

  • Leviton Achieves 29% Decrease in Overall GHG Emissions from 2021 to 2023

    Leviton recently announced that it achieved a 29% drop in overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the 2021 baseline year, a major step towards the goal of becoming carbon neutral company-wide by the year 2030 with their CN2030 program. Through on-site renewable energy generation, accelerated energy efficiency efforts, moving to renewable and clean energy providers,… Read More…


  • Resilience Illuminated: Reviving Westminster Pier Park After Devastating Fire

    Resilience Illuminated: Reviving Westminster Pier Park After Devastating Fire

    In September 2020, the picturesque city of New Westminster near Vancouver in British Columbia suffered a devastating setback when an intentionally set fire destroyed much of the city’s waterfront park, including its urban beach, sand volleyball courts, and iconic art installation known as Wow Westminster. The fire, which burned for ten days before firefighters could… Read More…

  • Lumentruss Case Study: The Honeyrose Hotel’s Beautiful Redesign

    Lumentruss Case Study: The Honeyrose Hotel’s Beautiful Redesign

    May 30, 2024 A unique example of intimate spaces created using Lumentruss products at the Honeyrose Hotel. HONEYROSE Hotel, Montreal, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. The beautifully inspired Art Deco boutique hotel located in the heart of Montreal is an exemplary demonstration of integrating layers of light into the architectural design to bring the architecture to… Read More…

New Products

  • WaveLinx LITE Node from Cooper Lighting Solutions

    WaveLinx LITE Node from Cooper Lighting Solutions

    The WaveLinx LITE Node (OEM-WLN) is a wireless to 0-10V control module designed to be integrated into the luminaire. The LITE Node offers two continuous 0-10V output channels that can be used to control dim-to-off 0-10V LED drivers with auxiliary power. The device has a built-in 802.15.1 radio (Bluetooth) that is used to communicate with other WaveLinx… Read More…

  • Peerless Electric: Peerlux Series ECR-G Luminaire

    Peerless Electric: Peerlux Series ECR-G Luminaire

    Introducing Peerless Electric’s ECR-G luminaire, part of the Peerlux Series, a germicidal luminaire for suspended mounting with aircraft cables. Designed to help clean the air of bacteria, fungi, their spores and inactivating viruses by destroying their ability to replicate. A stylish linear fixture that provides indirect UVc disinfection. Read More…