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Is the scope of Energy Labelling and Ecodesign the same?

As for separate control gears, they are only in scope of Ecodesign, As for light sources, the definition in Article 2(1) in both acts is the same. However, Energy Labelling has less exemptions than Ecodesign: this means that some light sources that are exempted in the Ecodesign act, are required to have an EU Energy Label.

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