Low Voltage Legislation: Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2006/95/EC (*)The Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 2006/95/EC*, as with other Directives, is transposed into the national law of the Member States and the territories of other Members of the EEA. It is also law in a number of candidate countries by means of a number of pre-accession trade agreements. It is this transposition of Directive 2006/95/EC into national law that is directly enforceable.
The Directive 2006/95/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on the harmonisation of the laws of Member States relating to electrical equipment designed for use within certain voltage limits (codified version) was published in the OJEU L 374 of 27.12.2006, p. 10-19. It entered into force on the 20th day following that of its publication, i.e. on 16 January 2007. The old Directive 73/23/EEC was repealed on the same date.
Directive 2006/95/EC [431 KB] (OJEU L 374 of 27.12.2006, p. 10-19)
(*) Directive 73/23/EC has been the subject of a codification, requiring a new number. Readers should note that the text itself is identical.