ROHS - Restriction of Hazardous Substances
The Restriction of Hazardous Substance Directive (RoHS) 2002/95/EC was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union. The RoHS directive took effect on July 1, 2006. It is not a law but simply a directive. This directive restricts the use of six hazardous materials including lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB) and polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment.
It is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic waste. As an effort to help our one and only earth, all led lighting products are strictly compliant to RoHS.
CE - Conformité Européenne (European Conformity)
The CE mark, or formerly EC mark, is a mandatory conformity marking for certain products sold within the European Economic Area (EEA) since 1985. The CE marking is also found on products sold outside the EEA that are manufactured in, or designed to be sold in, the EEA. This makes the CE marking recognizable worldwide even to people who are not familiar with the European Economic Area. It is in that sense similar to the FCC Declaration of Conformity used on certain electronic devices sold in the United States.
It consists of the CE logo and, if applicable, the four digit identification number of the notified body involved in the conformity assessment procedure. The CE marking is the manufacturer's declaration that the product meets the requirements of the applicable EC directives.
BEE - Black Economic Empowerment
Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) is a racially selective programme launched by the South African government to redress the inequalities of Apartheid by giving certain previously disadvantaged groups (Blacks, Coloureds, Indians, and Chinese who arrived before 1994) of South African citizens economic privileges previously not available to them. Although race is the overriding factor, it includes measures such as employment preference, skills development, ownership, management, socioeconomic development, and preferential procurement.BEE Certification