The first phase of the Single Lighting Regulations, which includes all lighting technologies, came into force in September 2021. This detailed higher performance levels for all light sources and led to the phase out of non-compliant technologies.
Phase 2 of these regulations come into force at the end of August 2023 and will include a ban on T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps.
Mercury is an essential component of fluorescent lamps and the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) legislation considers it a hazardous substance. The exemption that has been in place for fluorescent lamps has been reviewed, and will come to an end at the end of August 2023.
While EU eco-design rules have already phased-out CFL-i and T2 and T12 LFL lamps last autumn, the RoHS Directive now also restricts the placement on the EU market of CFL.ni and long-life LFL lamps as of 25 February 2023 as well as of long-life CFL, T5 and T8 linear lamps as of 25 August 2023. The UK will also implement this ban.
This, combined with high energy prices and net zero emission targets, means that there is no better time to plan an upgrade to LED lighting..
Since 1989 Apollo Lighting have been manufacturing innovative, high-quality luminaires in the UK. With our wealth of experience and technical know-how we are in the perfect position to assist clients in this journey.
LED lighting combined with intelligent controls can provide energy savings of up to 50% and, with the current energy market conditions, a significantly shorter return on investment.