Lighting manufacturer Tamlite responds to possible EU ‘ban’ on halogen and CFLs


ccording to recent media reports, draſt updates to Europe’s

Ecodesign laws “will see the effective banning of both tungsten halogen and compact fluorescent as light sources by 2020”.

A minimum efficiency requirement of 85 lumens per watt and a maximum standby power of 0.5W on all light sources is set to come into force in the latest review of Ecodesign laws. Responding to this news Stephen Biggs,

Technical Manager of Tamlite Lighting, the UK lighting manufacturer, comments: “We welcome these measures driving higher efficiency requirements for luminaires but feel they do not go far enough. Tamlite believes the regulations should be raised to 100 lumens per watt as a minimum. “We have proven that this can be

achieved, even without regulatory pressure. Since 2017 all new products manufactured by Tamlite have an

efficiency of 100 lumens per watt. This internal target was set despite the design limitations of certain products, like bollards, which can make achieving the target more difficult than other products, such as a continuous batten or high bay, where customers can expect an average of 150 lumens per watt across the range.” Responding to the interpretation that

the draft of the new regulations means a return to the days of lighting fixtures with replaceable lamps and which, if adopted will have major implications for how lights are made, Mr Biggs continued: “Tamlite has over 50 years’ manufacturing experience and believes that if customers are correctly advised on the best solution for their needs, rather than being limited by the product range of certain importers, there should be no need to manufacture ‘LEDIFIED’ luminaires or propose a major change to how luminaires and lamps are made.”

Eland Cables first to achieve BSI Cable Batch Kitemark


land Cables, the global supplier of power, data, control and instrumentation cables and cable

accessories, is the UK’s first company to be awarded BSI’s Cable Batch Verification Kitemark. BSI Technical Certification Expert Paul Turner

confirmed: “As the first company to achieve the BSI Cable Batch Verification Kitemark, Eland Cables sets a new benchmark in cable compliance. The rigorous and extensive testing programme they undertake in their UKAS laboratory, under our ongoing surveillance, tests the cables to British and international standards for key safety criteria including vertical flame propagation, constructional compliance, insulation resistance, tensile & elongation, heat shock, and RoHS compliance. “The BSI Kitemark is one of the most recognised symbols of quality and safety and by certifying their cables against the scheme, Eland Cables can demonstrate that its cables meet the highest standards.”

Eland Cables is marking this achievement with the launch of its own brand industrial automation cables – the Veriflex range – including SY, CY, YY, Servo, PUR and fieldbus cables.

Simple, single screw installation of the modules on the plate allows contractors to devise and install customised switching solutions on site.

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