What do the symbols on lamp boxes mean?
Updated: Dec 2, 2020
Due to legislation, regulation and rules it is mandatory for manufacturers, distributors and importers to show specific information on the packaging when selling on the UK marketplace.
Here we will try to explain in simple terms what some of the symbols you see mean.
The Mobius Loop or more commonly known as the recycling symbol. This symbol means the product and packaging are capable of being recycled not that either has already been recycled. This symbol is widely used on many products you find on the marketplace.
The WEEE Symbol or as otherwise known as the crossed out wheelie bin. This symbol means that the object inside the packaging must be disposed of or recycled separate from other waste, the reason is because anything with this symbol has an electronic or electrical component as part of its build. WEEE stands for Waste of Electronic and Electrical Equipment. Compliance to the WEEE directive is very strict and it is illegal to put products on the marketplace without being part of a WEEE scheme. LyvEco are part of a WEEE scheme and we take very seriously our recycling commitments.
The CE Mark means the product meets European Conformity for health and safety, all products on the UK marketplace must show this symbol and it is illegal to sell products in the UK that are not manufactured to the standards of the European Conformity legislation. All LyvEco products are made to the standards set out by the European Conformity.
This is the symbol for Not Dimmable which is very simple, because it means the light bulb cannot be used with a dimming switch as it is not dimmable. All old style light bulbs were dimmable however in order to make LED lamps dimmable they require extra electronic components and at the moment dimmable LED lamps cost more than non dimmable for this reason.
The Dimmable Symbol, when you see this displayed on a LED lamp box it means the lamp can be used on a dimmer switch so that the light can be adjusted from dim to bright.
Buyers need to be aware that not all dimmers will work well with dimmable LED lamps, old dimmers or switches that are more than 5 - 10 years old there is a good chance that the dimming action would not be acceptable to the user LyvEco advise to use modern good quality dimmers for best performance or ones that are actually made for LED lamps.
Note, a flickering dimming action would mean your dimmer switch is not up to standard and should be replaced.