Time is Running Out for Fluorescent Lighting [Update]

March 8, 2023
Fluorescent Lighting Phase Out from Market to Support Sustainability and Energy Costs

Fluorescent lighting will no longer be available throughout 2023 as part of Stage 2 of the Single Lighting Regulation and the updated Restriction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS) directive.

High energy consumption and the frequent maintenance of installed fluorescent lighting is about to become history.

The first part of the ban has already passed with CFLni phase out completing last month for Europe.

Further to Stage 2 of the Single Lighting Regulation and the updated Restriction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS) directive, remaining fluorescent lamps will no longer be sold after the following dates:

Fluorescent Lamp Phase Out Timescale from Europe and the United Kingdom
Image above shows the timescale for Fluorescent Lamp Phase Out.

Fluorescent Lighting FAQ

What is RoHS and how does it affect lighting?
RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is a European Union directive (2002/95/EC) for product-level compliance that restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products (EEE). All of the luminaires manufactured by Gemma Lighting are compliant with RoHS and hold the RoHS marking. Specifically in this application it refers to the use of Mercury in fluorescent lamps which is a hazardous substance already banned within EEE and is now continuing to rollout into the lighting industry as part of Stage 2 of the Single Lighting Regulation and the updated Restriction of Hazardous Substance (RoHS) directive.

When in this ban happening?
The ban for CFLni has already happened for our European clients, and our UK clients have until the 1st February 2024. Please see the above table for a full breakdown of the phase out.

What does this mean for our customers?
Gemma Lighting have never used fluorescent lamps as a light source for their luminaires. In fact, Gemma Lighting was the first company to design, manufacture and bring to market an LED street light, all the way back in 2003. Rest assured that when buying from Gemma Lighting, you’re buying a 100% LED lighting solution which is more energy efficient and kinder to the environment when compared to the traditional fluorescent lamps.

What are the next steps?
Planning and preparation is key. We have seen a large uptake of our key clients adopt a new LED lighting scheme to replace their previous fluorescent lamps. Moving to a new LED lighting solution will not only future proof yourself with reduced maintenance costs, but it will also provide a better quality of light as well as reduced energy usage which will save you money on your bills. Switching to a LED lighting solution early is the best way to help keep costs low, especially as the cost of raw materials has been rapidly escalating in price in response to global events. Speak to an energy saving expert from Gemma Lighting now to see how we can help guide you with your LED lighting solutions.

Our Project Solutions

Now is the perfect time to upgrade to a LED lighting solution from Gemma Lighting.

We specialise in the manufacture of exterior LED lighting and can add value to your projects with the quality, robustness, and performance of our luminaires. We have a range of LED Bulkheads & LED Wall Lights to replace the obsolete and redundant fluorescent lighting.

Portchester LED Luminaire Range for Fluorescent Lamp Phase Out
Image above shows the last Fluorescent Luminaire Range.

A popular choice is our Portchester LED Bulkhead which is an ideal modern alternative to traditional bulkheads. Manufactured in the UK and using Osram LEDs and Osram driver for maximum performance, efficiency, and reliability.

Options include Microwave Sensor, DALI Dimmable, Emergency, choice of colour temperature and bespoke painted finish in any RAL colour, including black, grey, and white.

We also have an in-house lighting design team to optimise the lighting and deliver the best effective scheme in accordance with regulations.

Call our team today on 0800 999 5201 or email projects@gemmalighting.com.