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Parliamentary questions
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5 April 2019
Answer given by Mr Arias Cañete on behalf of the European Commission
Question reference: E-000884/2019

1. The findings of the Scheer report have been taken into account in the revision of the existing ecodesign measures for light sources. In particular, stringent requirements have been introduced for flicker and stroboscopic effect of Light Emitting Diode (LED) lights.

Moreover, the draft Commission Regulation laying down ecodesign requirements for light sources and separate control gears pursuant to Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and the Council contains an exemption for photosensitive people.

2. The Commission considers that the revision of the ecodesign measure for light sources strengthens the environmental and health safeguards, in particular as regards flicker and stroboscopic effect of LED lights.

3. The Commission will continue monitoring the scientific evidence as regards the health and environmental impact of LED lighting and, if appropriate, will request the relevant scientific committees for further opinions.

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