On March15, we learned from Wenzhou Exit Inspection and Quarantine that the European Union has officially exempted the Ban of cadmium from LED. Before that, many products had long been denied due to excessive amount of cadmium.€
Light Emitting Diode LED is the acronym of Light Emitting Diode. LED is known as the fourth generation light source. It is energy saving, environmental friendl with long life and small size. On February 26, the EU Commission announced tha AS the material used to replace cadmium in LED is not technically promising, the commission decided to exempt the ban of cadmium in II-VI LED(< 10μg Candela per square millimeter emitting area) and this shall be added to appendix of RoHS as well.
Shen Xuanming, Deputy Director of Chemical mining Department, Wenzhou Exit Inspection and Quarantine, said that although the exemption of cadmium restriction lowered the threshold of LED products into EU, strict demands are still required for LED products. Apart from Low Voltage Directive and EMC Directive, they have to comply with RoHS and WEEE directive. Moreover, technical requirements vary with specific products.
One relevant official from Wenzhou Exit Inspection and Quarantine suggested that there is a bright future for LED products. Therefore, Wenzhou exporters on LED should seize this opportunity: contacting with the EU importers, organizing production and testing in accordance with the relevant technical regulations of the EU. Besides, they should also develop new products applicable to EU, promoting the export of Wenzhou LED products