1. European regulation encouraging the use of energy-saving lamps
In early 2008, a European Commission regulation was endorsed to progressively phase out incandescent bulbs by 2012 and switch to energy-saving lamps. The regulation is only one of the Eco-design measures adopted by the Commission targeting many more products such as consumer electronics, white goods or heating appliances. More information at
European Commission website on energy saving light bulbs, the phase-out of inefficient lamp types and what European legislation is already in place at
2. International standard on optical radiation
The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has recommended guideline levels to protect eyes and skin from exposure to optical radiation.
More information at: www.icnirp.org/PubOptical.htm
3. Public bodies addressing health effects of fluorescent and other artificial lamps