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    Legislation, Standards &

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    Legislation & Standards


    Environmental legislation on lighting is becoming increasingly stringent. From simple lamp replacements to complex renovations, we can help you comply.



    Strict legislation is refining our lighting requirements. Understanding the requirements and making the right decisions will have an impact on you legally, environmentally and financially. We’re prepared for the change over with future-proof ways to help you comply."

    Recycling and environmental legislation

    WEE Directive


    The WEEE Directive aims to address the issue of electrical and electronic waste. E-waste is one of the fastest growing waste streams so it is important that our products are recycled. Contact us to see how we can support you with meeting your WEE requirements through one of our compliance agents.



    The RoHS Directive restricts the use of certain hazardous substances. Our products meet, and in many cases exceed, these new industry standards.



    Please contact us for product specific information to assist your compliance officers with completion of your COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) procedure.


    REACH is a European Union regulation concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and restriction of Chemicals. Please contact us for product specific information to assist your compliance officers with completion of your REACH procedure.

    Energy performance directives


    Ballast Directive

    We have joined together with companies from across the lighting industry in the Zhaga consortium, the aim being to safeguard choice by ensuring that LED light engines made by different manufacturers are interchangeable.

    EEL Directive

    The Energy Efficiency Label is designed to make it easier to choose more energy-efficient products. The highest class also means higher quality standards. EEL helps to avoid the cost of poor quality products.

    Lighting Performance

    EN 12464-1

    Lighting must ensure that people in the workplace are safe and able to perform their tasks. Our energy-efficient solutions will help you meet, or even exceed, the lighting requirements for visual comfort, safety and performance.

    Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

    ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria. Organisations that fall under ESOS must carry out ESOS assessments every 4 years. These assessments are audits of the energy used by their buildings, industrial processes and transport to identify cost-effective energy saving measures.

    Enhanced Capital Allowance

    Enabling Investment Using energy efficient LED lighting and lighting controls from Philips to support your Enhanced Capital Allowance application.

    Philips Lighting gender pay report for 2018

    Contact us


    For business enquiries regarding any of our professional lighting systems, please contact us.