Next phase of lighting products ban starts on February 25

From February 25th , 2023, compact fluorescent lamps with plug-in bases (CFLni) may no longer be placed on the market in the EU. Thus, it is crucial for customers to stock up quickly or decide now for a more environmentally friendly alternative. In order to fight climate change and dangerous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, the EU Commission has decided that mercury-containing and inefficient lamps will be banned throughout the EU this year. Fluorescent lamps are particularly affected by this ban.

Easy LED alternative of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLni)

As a result of the ban, remaining stocks of compact fluorescent lamps will be sold quickly so that replacements will be hard to find. To prepare for this case, customers need to look at alternatives – preferably more environmentally friendly ones sooner rather than later. As a full-range supplier of professional lighting products, LEDVANCE offers various options for the switch from these commonly used lamps to energy saving and future-proof solutions. For compact fluorescent lamps with plug-in bases on CCG or compatible ECG, there are LED Lamp alternatives available offering up to 30 000 hours of average lifetime and low energy consumption. If none LED Lamp applies and new installations are needed, e.g. for new projects in offices, public buildings or hospitality applications, LEDVANCE offers a wide range of innovative LED luminaires.


Based on the EU Commission’s Ecodesign Regulation 2019/2020 (Single Lighting Regulation SLR) and the revised EU ROHS DIRECTIVE 2011/65/EU with further restrictions of exceptions for the use of mercury in light sources, several lighting products may no longer be placed on the market in the EU this year. Starting February 25, 2023, this applies to circular T5 fluorescent lamps and compact flurescent lamps with plug-in bases (CFLni). Linear T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps will follow from August 25, and Halogen pins (G4, GY6.35, G9) on September 1.


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