New EU regulation on declaring the energy efficiency of lighting products
As many of you will probably already know, the new EU Regulation 874 came into effect on 1 March 2013. This stipulates that, with regard to the commercial presentation of lighting products, information must be given as to their price, the lamps they use and their energy-efficiency category.
Due to the large number of product presentations across the digital media, a comprehensive solution is needed, something which Architonic is actively tackling on behalf of manufacturers and specialist retailers, who, until now, haven't addressed this.
In concrete terms, Architonic is reworking manufacturer information according to the new regulatory requirements and adding this, in a centralised manner, to the product presentations that are fed via the Architonic database (architonic.com, designboom.com, Architonic Virtual Showrooms, Architonic Apps, etc.).
In addition, Architonic will enable manufacturers and retailers to print out graphically generated EU labels that are mandatory for sales displays. At a later stage, manufacturers will also be able to integrate this configured content, if desired, via interfaces into their own websites.
By means of such measures, we hope, step by step, to offer the market a total solution, one that meets the needs of manufacturers and retailers in their dealings with the new regulation.