13.12.16

LED Stripes – Change of the device type

The regulatory committees of the foundation EAR (German WEEE registration board) performed a revaluation in the field of lamps. New is that LED stripes are now classified as luminaires of the device type "luminaires or other lighting fixtures or equipment for spreading or controlling light that can be used in private households" of the collection group 5.

Up to now, LED stripes were classified as device type "Lamps except gas discharge lamps".

The VERE Association and take-e-way expressively welcome this practice-orientated revaluation. Concerned manufacturers benefit from significantly lower costs in the new device type (guarantee and disposal).

If you being a manufacturer of LED stripes are affected by this reorganisation, we would recommend you to check if your products are still correctly registered under these new conditions. In the meantime, take-e-way will sort out with the foundation EAR, if any costs will incur for an officially imposed reregistration.

Please do not hesitate to forward this information to partner organisations.

For any further questions, our advisory team will be glad to help you by sending an email to service(at)take-e-way.com or call +49/40/219010-65.

About take-e-way
- Founded in 2004 in Hamburg/Germany
- Currently 35 employees
- Managers: Jochen Stepp, Oliver Friedrichs

Business fields: The take-e-way GmbH assumes the implementation of bureaucratic and operative requirements and obligations of manufacturers, importers, wholesalers, retailers and distributors of electrical and electronic devices in Germany and abroad in the field of product responsibility according to the law (Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act, WEEE, Battery Act, Packaging Ordinance, etc.).

VERE e.V.: The VERE Association for the take-back and recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment (VERE e.V. registered association) founded in 2003 is the organization having the largest number of members among providers, manufacturers, trade associations and individuals regarding the implementation of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG/WEEE) in Germany. VERE is the founding organization of take-e-way and get-e-right GmbH that offers the WEEE authorized representative. VERE also represents the interests of more than 3,700 companies at political level.

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