Fluorescent lamp ban – switch now!
07 September 2022
The end for T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps is coming sooner than expected. What has been the standard solution in many commercial and industrial applications for decades may no longer be marketed after August 25, 2023, because mercury-free LED solutions are available as an alternative. The pressure to act increases and with it the question of the best solution.
RoHS Directive– the end of fluorescent lamps
The Ecodesign Directive requires minimum energy efficiency values for fluorescent lamps. However, the new amendments to the RoHS Directive ban mercury in discharge lamps for health and environmental reasons. As a result, the sale of T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps is now already banned in the EU from 25.08.2023.
Switching with retrofit lamps? Simple, but notthe best solution
Replacing fluorescent lamps with LED retrofit lamps sounds easy, but it's not. In most cases the use of LED retrofit lamps in older existing luminaires is prohibited. In addition, in the commercial and industrial environment, relevant standards and occupational health and safety requirements must still be met even after the switch.
With a RETROFIT solution, it is particularly important to consider the following points:
- All test marks of the luminaire are omitted
- Explosion-proof light fittings lose their approval
- The product liability of the luminaire manufacturer expires
- You as the operator are responsible for safe operation and compliance with all standards and regulations
Refurbish with led light fittings and save twice!
Old systems with fluorescent lamps are expensive and pollute the environment
Lighting systems with discharge lamps consume a lot of energy. They are maintenance-intensive and cause extra costs in ongoing operation due to the fact that necessary lamp changes with any downtimes may be required. In addition, the lamps have to be disposed professionally as electronic waste at a charge. For your budget and the environment, this is a permanent, unnecessary burden, which can be avoided by using LED luminaires.
LED luminaires from Schuch - the perfect solution
LED luminaires from SCHUCH are of outstanding quality and, thanks to sustainable product design, highly efficient, extremely durable, highly reliable, maintenance-free, repairable and upgradeable. By changing to our LED luminaires you will safe up to 80% on ernergy and maintenance cost, while also reducing your carbon footprint significantly. And when you choose a smart solution while retrofitting your lighting system, you can maximize the efficiency potential of LED technology.
With the light fitting series PROXIMA, LUXANO 2, PRIMO XR, TUBEO, ExeLED and many other series, a wealth of solutions is available for a wide range of applications and requirements.
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