Regulation (EU) No. 666/2013 - Jonas Brothers World Tour 2012/2013

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Regulation (EU) No. 666/2013

Title: Regulation (EU) No. 666/2013 of the Commission of 8 July 2013 implementing Directive 2009/125 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the establishment of environmentally friendly design requirements for vacuum cleaners
(not official)
Vacuum cleaner regulation
Scope: EWR
Legal matter: Commercial law
Basis: Directive 2009/125 / EC , in particular Art. 15 Paragraph 1
To be used from: 2. August 2013
Reference: ABl. L 192 vom 13.7.2013, S. 24–34
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The Regulation (EU) no. 666/2013 of the European Commission specifies requirements for eco-design ( " eco ") mains-powered vacuum cleaner fixed. This takes place within the framework of the Ecodesign Directive . The aim of the regulation is to reduce the energy requirements of vacuum cleaners.

The regulation applies to the member states of the European Union and the European Economic Area . The competent authorities of the individual member states are responsible for their enforcement.


power consumption

From September 1, 2014, the active power consumption may not exceed 1600 watts and from September 2017 it will still be 900 watts. According to the Commission, the energy requirement must not exceed 62 kilowatt hours per year from September 2014 and 43 kilowatt hours per year from September 2017.

Noise pollution and dust emissions

From September 1, 2017, the noise exposure of newly placed devices may not exceed max. 80 dB (A) and the dust emission does not exceed 1.00%.


This ordinance also contains provisions on the minimum shelf life of motors in vacuum cleaners, which is set to at least 500 working hours.


Regulation (EU) no. 666/2013 does not apply to wet vacuum , combined wet and dry vacuum cleaner , battery-powered vacuum cleaners, robotic vacuum cleaners , industrial vacuum cleaners , central vacuum cleaners , floor polishers and vacuum cleaners for outdoor use. The classification of the respective vacuum cleaner in the respective categories is done according to the definition of the EU Commission.


According to critics of the new regulation, the guideline could lead to manufacturers reducing the size of the suction nozzles in order to provide the same suction power for longer suction with lower power consumption, which in turn could even increase power consumption. [1]


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