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News Zealand joins EDNA Annex

The Electronic Devices and Networks Annex (EDNA) of the IEA 4E TCP welcomes New Zealand as the 13th member of the Annex. New Zealand will work closely with EDNA’s 12 other member countries to develop technical

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European Lighting Regulation Published in the OJEU

The European Commission published the new ecodesign and energy labelling regulations that apply to all lighting products in Europe. Called the “One Lighting Regulation”, the scope of coverage applies to all light sources – incandescent, halogen, fluorescent, high intensity discharge and solid-state lighting sources. The regulations set out mandatory quality and performance requirements as well as labelling, informational and product registry database requirements.

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China to set IE3 as minimum requirement for motors

China updated the draft for the crucial GB 18613 “Minimum allowable values of energy efficiency and values of efficiency grade for motors” with the future motor efficiency requirements. The minimum requirement for 3-phase asynchronous motors between 120 W and 1000 kW will be set at IE3. The formal introduction date has not been set.

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EU introduces new motor and converter MEPS from 2021

The European Union published on 25 October 2019 the result of the revision of the Commission Regulation (EC) 640/2009 for electric motors. The new Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1781 will require minimum requirements for a wider scope of motors (0.12 kW – 1000 kW), will also include 8-pole motors and will abolish the former requirement of an IE2 motor plus a converter instead of IE3. Also, maximum losses for converters between 0.12 kW and 1000 kW at IE2 are requested. From 2023, IE4 will be required for motors between 75 kW and 200 kW.

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DTU-SSL Annex Seminar

The IEA 4E SSL Annex and the Danish Technical University (DTU) worked together to plan a one-day seminar covering recent research on health and testing, including topics such as temporal light modulation and lifetime. The seminar also covered the new EU energy label for lighting and the product registry database.

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Interlaboratory Comparison 2017 – Publication of Nucleus Lab Comparison Report

As part of the work of the Interlaboratory Comparison 2017 (IC 2017), the SSL Annex has today published the Nucleus Laboratory Comparison Report. This report presents the results of a comparison between the Korea Institute of Lighting and ICT (KILT), Korea, and Laboratoire national de métrologie et d’essais (LNE), France. This work was conducted to verify their measurement uncertainties and to bring equivalence of their measurements of the IC 2017 artefacts. Based on the results of this comparison, the correction factors for equivalence of measurements by the two Nucleus Laboratories as prescribed in IC 2017 Technical Protocol were determined.

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6 New Reports Published

EDNA has published the following new reports: Test Procedures for Measuring Network Standby Power; Global Forecast of Energy Use for Wireless Charging; Bridging the Network Standby Gap between Mobile and Mains-Powered Products; Getting to Zero: An

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European Commission joins 4E

4E is delighted to announce that the European Commission is the latest and 15th Member to join the IEA’s Technology Collaboration Programme The Commission has been extremely active in the development of energy efficiency policies and

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Sweden joins EMSA

Sweden is the latest country to join the 4E Electric Motor Systems Annex (EMSA), and joins the existing members of Australia, Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the USA in this Annex. Further information on the

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