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Light & Engineering 26 (1)

Light & Engineering 26 (1)

Volume 26
Date of publication 03/30/2018
Pages 113-119

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Analysis Criteria for Choosing Energy Efficient High-Quality Light Sources and Luminaires. L&E 26 (1) 2018
Articles authors:
Gennady Ya. Vagin, Eugene B. Solntsev, Oleg Yu. Malafeev

Doctor of Technical Science, honoured scientist of the Russian Federation, Professor of the Chair “Electrical energy industry, electric power supply and power electronics” of the Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University, expert of the Russian Government Analytical Centre, graduated from the Gorky Polytechnic Institute in 1965

Ph.D., an Associate Professor of the Chair “Electrical energy industry, electric power supply and power electronics” of the Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University, graduated from the Gorky Polytechnic Institute in 1977

an assistant of the Chair “Electrical energy industry, electric power supply and power electronics” of the Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University, graduated from the Gorky Polytechnic Institute in 2010

The article analyses critera applying to the choice of energy efficient high quality light sources and luminaires, which are used in Russian domestic and international practice. It is found that national standards GOST P 54993–2012 and GOST P 54992– 2012 contain outdated criteria for determining indices and classes of energy efficiency of light sources and luminaires. They are taken from the 1998 EU Directive #98/11/EU “Electric lamps”, in which LED light sources and discharge lamps of high intensity were not included. A new Regulation of the European Union #874/2012/EU on energy labelling of electric lamps and luminaires, in which these light sources are taken into consideration, contains a new technique of determining classes of energy efficiency and new, higher classes are added. The article has carried out a comparison of calculations of the energy efficiency classes in accordance with GOST P 54993 and with Regulation #874/2012/EU, and it is found out that a calculation using GOST P 54993 gives underrated energy efficiency classes. This can lead to interdiction of export for certain light sources and luminaires, can discredit Russian domestic manufacturer light sources and does not correspond to the rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO).
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