Time is running out for the fluorescent lamp in the UK

Posted on 16 May 2023

The UK Government has announced its schedule for the phasing-out of fluorescent lamps containing mercury. This follows a similar plan issued by the EU and arises from changes to the Restriction of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (RoHS).

In the UK, the phased changes will occur between 1st September 2023 and 1st February 2024. After these dates, all T5, T8 and compact fluorescent lamps will be banned from sale.

With less than twelve months to go, now is the time to plan your lighting future. Switching to Solite SmartScan luminaires with the award-winning SmartScan wireless lighting management system can deliver energy savings exceeding 70% compared with conventional technology.

See our document “Time is running out for the fluorescent lamp” for further information.

Please contact us to discuss making the change.