Title: Public Procurement of Lighting in European Union Member States
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2012
JRC N°: JRC69696
ISBN: 978-92-79-24903-7 (print)
978-92-79-24904-4 (pdf)
ISSN: 1018-5593 (print)
1831-9424 (online)
Other Identifiers: EUR 25324 EN
OP LB-NA-25324-EN-C (print)
OP LB-NA-25324-EN-N (online)
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC69696
DOI: 10.2788/26476
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Public Authorities wishing to buy LED lighting systems are faced with the difficulty to define criteria for public procurement. The report provides a detailed overview of the current status of Green Public Procurement (GPP) activities in European Union Member States. In many countries, lighting (and LEDs) is still not among the priority product groups covered by the respective Green Public Procurement documents. However, all EU Member States have good practices for the use of LEDs. In countries where specifications for LEDs have been defined, most of the specifications include lifetime of the lamps, lumen efficacy, colour rendering and power factor. Capability of dimming, and compatibility with the main dimmers available on the market, is gaining importance and will be part of the specifications, because the dimming function offers further potential for savings. Some of the organisations are sceptical about including LEDs in the requirements, as the technology is still undergoing rapid development and is immature for various applications. Proper information from manufacturers, and careful design of the systems, are crucial in order for the LED system to deliver the expected performance.. The future of lighting seems to be in LEDs. Public organisations play an important role as frontrunners in introducing the coming technology and enhancing market transformation. However, it seems they still remain cautious towards this technology and will include it in their GPP plans only gradually (especially for outdoor lighting systems). A clear indication and unification of the specifications from the European Union may bring the decisive push.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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