A UK lighting compliance scheme is to collaborate with an EU standards body to draft an international draft standard for LED lighting.
Recolight, the leading WEEE compliance scheme for lighting, will be the UK’s representative to CENELEC, the European Committee for Electronic Standardisation.
Work on the draft standard began a year ago.
Recolight will host a two-day meeting in the UK for CENELEC and other EU-wide representatives, to help build the draft standards.
If adopted it will be sent to EU member standards committees, such as the British Standards Institute in the UK.
Recolight chief executive Nigel Harvey said: “We are delighted that we are able to be part of creating the international draft standard for LED Lighting and we applaud the work that CENELEC is doing for the lighting industry.
“Importantly, there has been terrific work conducted by CENELEC on regulating recycling techniques to establish best practices. This includes, for instance, building those regulations governing the amounts of mercury that can be left in the different fractions after a lamp is recycled.
“Ultimately, this will help to make sure the environment is kept safe from hazardous materials.”
UPDATE 17 February: Reference to Recolight acting as consultant to the technical body removed