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December 20 2017, in Energy Saving, by Lewis Delicata

What is Lot 20 and What Does it Mean for Me

What is LOT 20?

Lot 20 is the name given to a certain subdivision of items covered by the European Ecodesign Directive (2009/125/EC).

Lot 20 states that all local space heaters manufactured for sale after 1st January 2018 which use electricity must comply with a minimum efficiency standard.

The aim of the legislation is to rule out inefficient technologies and reduce the energy used by products that heat our homes, helping to achieve our overall carbon reduction targets.

This includes:

  • Storage heaters
  • Direct acting heaters
  • Portable heaters
  • Radiant heaters
  • Electric fires

This does not include:

  • Local space heaters using a vapour compression cycle (heat pumps)
  • Local space heaters that are specified for outdoor use…

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