RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances)
Released in February 2022, the RoHS (Reduction of Hazardous Substances) directive restricts the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, such as the use of mercury in lighting products. The directive included exemptions for a series of products that have now been revised by the Government – with great impact on fluorescent lighting products.
Main consequences of RoHS
For general lighting purposes:
- A ban on T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps from August 24, 2023
- A ban on CFLni lamps from February 24, 2023