LED lighting

EECA is proposing to introduce MEPS on LED lamps.

On 28 April 2018, the Council of Australian Governments (COAG) Energy Council Ministers (with Minister Megan Woods representing New Zealand) agreed to introduce minimum standards for LED lamps in Australia and New Zealand in line with European (EU) standards. In Australia there is also a phase out of halogen lighting products.

In New Zealand the next step is to seek Cabinet approval for the policy proposal and then begin drafting amendments to the Regulations.

The proposal put to COAG Ministers was revised significantly from that originally consulted on in 2016, as a result of feedback received. The MEPS will cover only LED lamps, and requirements and timing are expected to align with revised EU minimum standards that will apply to LED's (planned for September 2020). The details of the new EU regulation are expected to be final in 2018.

This does not affect current MEPS on linear fluorescent lamps and ballasts and compact fluorescent lamps, which must currently comply with MEPS. Further information on this can be found on our website via the link below.

Products under the E3 Programme - Summary of products

More information on this proposal and the consultation that occurred is available on the Energy Rating website.

Decision Regulation Impact Statement - Lighting - Energy Rating website

Updated policy proposals - Lighting - Energy Rating website

Consultation RIS - Lighting - Energy Rating website

Lighting - Energy Rating website

Thank you for your input to date, EECA will continue to keep stakeholders updated on the process.

To make an enquiry or be kept up to date on the progress of this proposal, contact regs@eeca.govt.nz.