Don’t be left in the dark on the RoHS Directive

Don’t be left in the dark on the RoHS Directive

June 13, 2023

Do you know how the ban on fluorescent lamps could affect your business?

In spring 2022, the EU Commission revised the RoHS Directive which defines, among other things, the handling of mercury-containing lamps.

From September 2023 the placing on the market of T8 fluorescent lamps will be banned along with T5 lamps.

RoHS stands for Restriction of the use of Hazardous Substances and refers specifically to use of mercury in lamps. The lamps may still be used but the measures will trigger a phase out of the lamps as they reach their end of life and are replaced with newer alternatives.

It is estimated that around 40% of businesses still use T8 fluorescent lamps and whilst the purchase of these lamps may still be made from held stock, this will only last so long.

The focus for an alternative solution is firmly on LED lighting, which may seem more expensive in comparison of purchase price alone, however a significantly longer service life and improved efficiency means that the return on investment is recognised in just a few years.

In addition to the long term savings offered by LED’s they also offer a superior source of light. They are brighter and clearer than their mercury containing predecessor and can also offer different light intensities allowing better adaptation to individual requirements.

To maximise savings, businesses are being advised to plan for the changeover to LED lighting sooner rather than later. Princeenergy can offer a full consultation, design and installation service to help your business manage the transition to a new, cost effecting lighting solution.

Contact the friendly and helpful team on 0845 600 7 800 or get in touch via our contact form to see how you can improve lighting efficiency in your business.