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This determination covers the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standard (GEMS) requirements for self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps of any voltage or wattage and with any type of lamp cap, whether supplied as an individual lamp or as part of a luminaire, that are ordinarily supplied and used for general lighting services.
Administered by: Environment and Energy
Made 25 Oct 2012
Registered 31 Oct 2012
Tabled HR 01 Nov 2012
Tabled Senate 01 Nov 2012
To be repealed 07 Dec 2017
Repealed by Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Self-ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps for General Lighting Services) Determination 2017

I, MARK DREYFUS, Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, make this Determination under section 23 of the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012.

Dated                  25 October 2012

 

 

MARK DREYFUS

 

Parliamentary Secretary for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency



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1              Name of Determination

This Determination is the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Self-ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps for General Lighting Services) Determination 2012.

2              Commencement

This Determination comes into force on the day after it is registered.

3              Definitions

In this Determination:

Act means the Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards Act 2012.

AS 1852.845-1989 means Australian Standard 1852.845-1989 International electrotechnical vocabulary  Lighting, as it existed on the day this Determination came into force.

AS/NZS 4782.3(Int):2006 means Australian /New Zealand Standard 4782.3(Int):2006 Double-capped fluorescent lamps Performance specifications Part 3: Procedure for quantitative analysis of mercury present in fluorescent lamps, as it existed on 5 June 2006.

Note 1:            AS/NZS 4782.3:2006 is available from Standards Australia Limited.

Note 2:            This standard applies to give effect to this Determination or a standard referred to in this Determination despite the fact that it expired on 5 June 2008.

AS/NZS 4847.1:2010 means Australian/New Zealand Standard 4847.1:2010Self ballasted lamps for general lighting services Part 1: Test methods Energy performance, as it existed on the day this Determination came into force.

Note 1:             AS/NZS 4847.1:2010 is available from Standards Australia Limited.

AS/NZS 4847.2:2010 means Australian/New Zealand Standard 4847.2:2010 Self ballasted lamps for general lighting services Part 2: Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) requirements, as it existed on the day this Determination came into force.

Note 1:            AS/NZS 4847.2:2010 is available from Standards Australia Limited.

Note 2:            AS/NZS 4847.2.2010 includes all amendments up to and including AS/NZS 4847.2:2010/Amdt 1:2011 made on 23 December 2011.

Australian/New Zealand Standard means a standard that is jointly published by Standards Australia and Standards New Zealand, is applicable in both countries and denoted by the letters “AS/NZS” and identifying numbers and/or letters.

Australian Standard means a standard that is published by Standards Australia Limited denoted by the letters "AS" and identifying numbers and/or letters.

CIE Standard means a standard that is published by, or on behalf of, the International Commission on Illumination.

general lighting means substantially uniform lighting of an area without provision for special local requirements

Note:                                This is the same meaning as in clause 845-09-06 IEC 60050-845 Ed.1.

IEC Standard means a standard that is published by, or on behalf of, the International Electrotechnical Commission.

lamp cap means the point at the base of the lamp at which power enters the lamp.

Note:               This is the same meaning as in clause 3.13 of AS/NZS 4847.1:2010.

luminaire means an apparatus which distributes, filters or transforms the light transmitted from one or more lamps and which includes, except the lamps themselves, all the parts necessary for fixing and protecting the lamps and, where necessary, circuit auxiliaries together with the means for connecting them to the electric supply.

Note :              This is the same meaning as in section 845.10 of AS 1852.845-1989.

self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamp means a unit that cannot be dismantled without being permanently damaged, which consists of:

(a)     a lamp cap;

(b)     an electric discharge tube that generates visible light through fluorescence; and

(c)     any additional elements necessary for starting or stabilising the operation of the light source.

Note:               This is the same meaning as in clause 3.31 of AS/NZS 4847.1:2010.

standard means an Australian Standard, an Australian/New Zealand Standard, a CIE Standard, an IEC Standard or any other equivalent document.

 

Note:               Several other words and expressions used in this Determination have the meaning given by section 5 of the Act. For example:

·         category A product

·         covered by

·         family of models

·         GEMS

·         GEMS labelling requirements

·         GEMS level requirements

·         model

·         product classes

4              Interpretation

Applicable definitions of terms or phrases

(1)          If a term or phrase is not defined under the Act, the Regulations to the Act or in this Determination, but the term is defined in a standard mentioned specifically in section 3 of this Determination, the term or phrase is to be read for the purposes of this Determination as having the meaning of the term under the relevant standard.

Note:               Notwithstanding this, for convenience to users, the key terms for ascertaining if a product is covered by this Determination are defined in this Determination.

Applicable version of documents incorporated into standards

(2)          For the purposes of this Determination the applicable version of any document, including a standard, that:

(a)           is referred to in a standard under the heading ‘Referenced Documents’, or under an equivalent heading in a standard; and

(b)          must be applied to give effect to this Determination or a standard referred to in this Determination,

is the following version of the document:

(c)           if the document is the subject of a definition in section 3 of this Determination which specifies a date of effect—the version of the document that existed at that date; and

(d)          otherwise—the version of the document that existed at the date this Determination came into force.

Note:               For example clause 4.1 of AS/NZS 4847.2:2010 requires that AS/NZS 4847.1:2010 be used as the test method to verify the attributes of self-ballasted compact florescent lamps. The applicable version of AS/NZS 4847.1:2010 is the version that existed at the date this Determination came into force.  However, AS/NZS 4782.3(Int):2006 is to be applied as it existed on 5 June 2006.

5              Specified product class covered by this Determination

(1)          This Determination covers self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps of any voltage or wattage and with any type of lamp cap, whether supplied as an individual lamp or as part of a luminaire, that are ordinarily supplied and used for general lighting services.

Note 1:            This subsection reflects the scope specified in clause 1.1 of AS/NZS 4847.2:2010

Note 2:            This subsection specifies products that are covered by the Determination. See subsection (3) for products that are not covered.

(2)          These products form a single product class for the purposes of the Act.

(3)          For subsection 23 (2) of the Act, this Determination does not cover self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps that are:

(a)           coloured lamps;

(b)          lamps for the production of UV radiation;

(c)           insect repellent lamps; or

(d)          cold-cathode lamps.

Note:               This subsection reflects the exclusions in clause 1.2 of AS 4847.2:2010.

6              GEMS level requirements

Energy use and greenhouse gas production

(1)     For paragraphs 24 (1) (a) and 25 (a) of the Act, the specified requirements for energy use and greenhouse gas production are the requirements relating to efficacy (including luminous flux) mentioned in clauses 4.2 and 4.3 of AS/NZS 4847.2:2010.

Conducting tests

(2)     For paragraphs 24(1) (a) and 25 (b) of the Act, the specified requirements for conducting tests are the requirements mentioned in clauses 4.1 and 4.7 of AS/NZS 4847.1:2010.

7              GEMS labelling requirements

Labelling and communication requirements

(1)          For paragraphs 24 (1) (b), 26 (1) (a) and 26 (1) (b) of the Act, the specified labelling and communication requirements are the requirements mentioned in clause 4.4 of AS/NZS 4847.2:2010.

Conducting tests

(2)          For paragraphs 24 (1) (b) and 26 (1) (c) of the Act, the specified requirements for conducting tests are the requirements mentioned in section 4 of AS/NZS 4847.1:2010.

8              Other GEMS requirements

Product performance

(1)          For subsection 24 (2) and paragraph 27 (1) (b) of the Act, the specified product performance requirements are the requirements mentioned in clauses 4.2 and 4.3 of AS/NZS 4847.2:2010, with the exception that the requirements of the standard that relate to efficacy (including luminous flux) and maximum mercury content do not apply.

 Note:              Other GEMS requirements that relate to efficacy and maximum mercury content are covered in subsection 7 (1) and subsection 8 (2) respectively, of this Determination

Impact on environment and health

(2)          For subsection 24 (2) and paragraph 27 (1) (c) of the Act, the specified requirements relating to impact on environment and health are the requirements relating to maximum mercury content mentioned in clause 4.2 of AS/NZS 4847.2:2010.

Conducting tests

(3)     For subsection 24(2) and paragraph 27 (1) (e) of the Act, the specified requirements for conducting tests in relation to paragraph 27 (1) (b) of the Act, are the requirements mentioned in clause 4.1 and section 5 of AS/NZS 4847.1:2010, and, in addition, the following clauses of AS/NZS 4847.1:2010:

(a)           4.2 (Starting Time);

(b)          4.3 (Run-up Time);

(c)           4.4 (Low Temperature Starting);

(d)          4.6 (True Power Factor);

(e)           4.8 (Colour Appearance and Colour Rendering Index);

(f)           4.9 (Switching Withstand);

(g)          4.10 (Lamp Life and Premature Lamp Failure Rate);

(h)          4.11 (Lumen Maintenance);

(i)            4.12 (Light Distribution); and

(j)            4.13 (Harmonics and Electromagnetic Compatibility).

(4)     For subsection 24 (2) and paragraph 27 (1) (e) of the Act, the specified requirements for conducting tests in relation to paragraph 27 (1) (c) of the Act are the requirements relating to maximum mercury content mentioned in clause 4.14 and section 5 of AS/NZS 4847.1:2010.

9              Families of models

(1)          Subject to subsection 9 (2) of this Determination, for section 28 of the Act the specified circumstances, in which 2 or more models from a single product class covered by this Determination are in the same family of models, are when the models:

(a)           are of a single brand;

(b)          rely on the same test report that sets out the results of testing conducted in accordance with section 6, 7 and 8 of this Determination;

(c)           have the same physical characteristics that are relevant to complying with sections 6, 7 and 8 of this Determination, including, but not limited to, the following:

(i)            overall size;

(ii)          geometric form factor; and

(iii)        any other dimensions, components or component arrangements that may affect performance; and

(d)          have the same energy performance characteristics that are relevant to complying with sections 6, 7 and 8 of this Determination, including, but not limited to, the following:

(i)      efficacy; and

(ii)     wattage.

(2)          For subsection (1), a model cannot be a member of a family of models if its inclusion in that family would lead to the family consisting of more than 4 models.

10            Category A products

For section 29 of the Act, the products covered by this Determination are category A products.

 


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