EC consults on measures to speed LED uptake

New measures may be needed to ensure the spread of energy efficient LED lights and their newer organic OLED counterparts, the European Commission says. In a consultation launched on Thursday, it asks how the EU could help manufacturers.

At the moment, the upfront costs of LEDs, low-quality products and poor information are put buyers off, the commission believes. It plans to incorporate the technology more fully into the EU's ecodesign, energy labelling and green public procurement schemes, and is considering measures to encourage its use in street lights.

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