The phasing out of Fluorescent lamps will begin at the start of next year, meaning you won’t be able to replace your current lights, unless it’s with newer LED versions.
– 25th of February 2023… Prohibition of the placing on the market of all fluorescent lamps in ring form (T5, T9)
– 25th of February 2023… Prohibition of the placing on the market of all compact fluorescent lamps with plug-in base (CFLni)
– 25th of August 2023… Prohibition of the placing on the market of all T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps
– 1st of September 2023… Prohibition of the placing on the market of all Halogen pins (G4, GY6.35, G9)
This means that if you own a commercial property or residential building then you have less than a year to replace your lights or you’ll be left with unrepairable fluorescent lamps! In a domestic setting it isn’t as bad due to the cost of replacing lamps around the property being minimal.
The RoHS (Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances) directive specifically refers to the use of mercury. Mercury is considered a hazardous substance and its use in electrical or electronic equipment is prohibited. The ban actually only refers to the production of corresponding lamps; the use and also the sale of them is still allowed.
So even though they’ll still be for sale, eventually they will be very hard to come by. If you need to upgrade to LED before next September, give us a call and book a free site visit to see how much you could save on your energy bills.