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What is a light-emitting part?

Article 2(1) in both the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling acts reads that: “(d) light-emitting parts contained in a light source from which these parts cannot be removed for verification as a light source” are not light sources. This definition is relevant for light strings/chains/strips: this light source cannot be dismantled up to the minimum light-emitting part, as the light-emitting part is not a light source: the light source in scope is the upper level, i.e. the entire light strings/chains/strips.

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