Relevant for: Electrical & electronics
On 31 October 2017, the Official Journal of European Union published Directive (EU) 2017/19751, 2. This delegated directive amended the Annex III to RoHS (Directive 2011/65/EU) as regards the exemption for cadmium in colour converting light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for use in display systems. The new directive will enter into force from 20 November 2017, and the Member States shall adopt these provisions by 21 November 2018.
Annex III and IV to RoHS Directive list the materials and components of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) for specific applications exempted from the substances restriction of RoHS Directive. Point 39 in Annex III exempted the use of cadmium in colour converting LEDs for illumination and display applications from the prohibition, and this exemption expired on 1 July 2014. The European Commission (EC) received an application for renewal of this exemption. Consequently, the EC initiated an assessment and a consultation. Bases on the assessment and the comments received during the consultation, it is justified to grant a short-term exemption for two years only.
Point 39 in Annex III to RoHS Directive is replaced by the contents below.
|39(a)||Cadmium selenide in downshifting cadmium-based semiconductor nanocrystal quantum dots for use in display lighting applications (< 0.2 μg Cd per mm2 of display screen area)||Expires for all categories on 31 October 2019 |
Previous point 39:
|39||Cadmium in colour converting II-VI LEDs (< 10 μg Cd per mm2 of light-emitting area) for use in solid state illumination or display systems||Expires on 1 July 2014|