Eco-design Lot 20 Compliant

new Ecodesign Directive lot 20 space heaters requirements.

Everything you need to know about the new Lot 20 Eco-design legislation.

Ecodesign Lot 20 Compliant electric heaters.Electric Heating is Changing

The 1st January 2018 heralds the largest upheaval the electric heating industry has experienced in decades, with new energy efficiency regulations coming into play that will likely change the landscape of available Electric Radiators.

ecodesign electric heating thermostat Built for You and designed to comply with the ecodesign requirements for local space heaters “LOT 20″.

Every thermostat control feature has a set value that will positively contribute to the electric heater’s efficiency rating, and the more sophisticated the level of control, the larger the percentage bonus it will offer. Basic analogue controls do not fare so well. Only new digital programmers, app and sensors will be now used to achieve these new eco design standards.

The Ecodesign Directive a real Innovation

This directive was created so that energy-using electric radiators, space heaters products would have a framework of basic requirements to make them as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible. Lot 20 relates to local space heaters and includes products such as storage heaters, electric radiators,panel heaters.


In a nutshell :
“All local space electric heaters manufactured for sale in the EU after 1st January 2018 which use electricity, or liquid fuels, must comply with a minimum efficiency standard. This includes electric radiators, electric under floor heating and electric and gas fires.”

  • Ecodesign Lot 20 Compliant electric heaters.Intelligent controls of your electric heaters will incorporate three key features:

    • 24 hour or Timer Control. This could be an integrated programmer, or a Wifi connected internet based smartphone app controller.

    • Thermostatic Control with an accurate room temperature measurement by an electronic digital thermostat.

    • Smart Start Control. V27, Open door, window recognition, presence detection technology reduces wasted energy when the thermostat detects a drop in temperature, uses of sensors to enable the heater to automate heating cycles.


Please keep the Lot 20 in mind if you are looking to update your electric heating system. If you’re considering purchasing a new electric heater for your home and want it to be as efficient as possible, it’s certainly worth checking with our qualified trained team whether it’s a real Lot 20 compliant product.