Following the ban on incandescent bulbs in 2019, it is now time to phase out practically all the remaining fluorescent lamps on the market. Consequently, lighting solutions need to be replaced or completely reassessed. The LUCTRA® lamp portfolio offers a range of alternatives.
The European Union RoHS directive prohibits the use of mercury in illuminants. Although there were exceptions for certain fluorescent tubes [extension of the deadline for T5, T8 and single-capped (compact) fluorescent lamps], these will gradually expire in 2023. According to the new RoHS directive, fluorescent and compact fluorescent lamps will no longer be allowed on the market as of 25 February 2023 and 25 August 2023 respectively.
However, it will still be possible to sell off and use any remaining stocks. The ban on fluorescent lamps is a chance for new technologies. The transition from conventional to modern light sources and lighting solutions is a challenge that private households, as well as companies and institutions with numerous offices and large open spaces are going to face. For the latter, this issue is particularly momentous. Not only will they have to decide how to make the transition, but they will also need to think ahead when planning new buildings.
However, although the changeover comes with investment costs, it is also an opportunity for a general transition to more modern technologies. The advantages are enormous.