If you've ever shopped for light bulbs (either online or in shop) you'll be all too familiar with the barrage of technical and confusing words that are used to describe them! From Watts and Volts to Lumens, there are so many terms to consider. To help you out, we are on a mission to demystify the jargon so you know exactly what you're buying.

Two marks that you'll find on all our lighting products is the CE certification and the RoHS certification. Join us as we explain what they really mean and why they matter!

CE Certification

CE or "Conformité Européenne"  is a mark that we're used to seeing on a whole host of products that we use every day. From the food we eat to our energy-efficient light bulbs, any company wishing to trade or import products in Europe, must abide by the regulations set out under the CE certification.

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In order to be sold in Europe, all products need to meet a certain standard for our general health and safety and these specific requirements are vital in achieving the CE certification.

For lighting, such requirements might also include having an IP rating and being fire-rated as well as meeting a list of directives applied to all products sold in Europe.

Only after these products have been shown to meet CE requirements, are they allowed to be sold in the European Economic Area. So, it's very important to us that all our products meet these requirements for your safety and peace of mind.

RoHS Certification

RoHS stands for 'Restriction of Hazardous Substances' and was bought in to limit the amount of harmful, toxic chemicals that products can contain.

The RoHS mark - complete with charming leaf!

And, RoHS is another certification that our LED bulbs abide by! As illustrated by the green leaf that is often displayed with the RoHS mark, this symbol indicates that there are little or no toxic chemicals in the product.

So, all of our LED bulbs are guaranteed to contain no nasty chemicals! This includes mercury that is known to damage ecosystems and the environment and is still found in small quantities in CFL bulbs.

So, when you see this symbol on our eco-conscious LED bulbs, you'll know that you won't be releasing any toxic chemicals into the Earth or your home should they accidentally break.

Now you know a little more about the certifications that support our wonderful bulbs, you can shop with confidence!

Introducing LED Monkey!

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Why not take a look at some of our other blogs to see many brilliant, informative and entertaining posts about LED lighting that are sure to spark your interest!

Or, you can give us a call on 0800 999 7797 and speak with one of our super enthusiastic team members!

You can also e-mail us with your LED light-related queries at: marketing@ledmonkey.com, and you’ll find us on Facebook and Twitter where you’ll have the opportunity to chat about LEDs to your heart’s content. We have an excellent FAQs page too, so pop over there and you’ll find a smorgasbord of related information on the subject.