Professional lamps and regulations
The European Lamp Companies Federation (ELC) is addressing the need to harmonize national and international regulations concerning certain high performance lamps. These lamps are primarily used in professional applications. To make them high performance they contain small amounts of low level radiation emitters. Those lamps are proven harmless to health and the environment by independent studies.
While many authorities acknowledge that these lamps shall not require any regulatory control, the national interpretation of the international basic safety standards and implementation into national regulation is still quite varied.