Meet Signify’s line up of Compact Fluorescent Lamps non-integrated (CFL-ni) replacements!

    February 24, 2023

    Signify helps customers switch from fluorescent to LED lighting as EU ban comes into effect


    • From 24 February, the RoHS Directive will ban the placing on the EU market of CFL-ni1 lamps
    • Signify extends range of energy-efficient alternatives, from replacement LED lamps to luminaires and 3D printed downlights
    • Lighting upgrades can bring all-important energy and cost savings

    Eindhoven, the NetherlandsSignify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, is helping customers to manage the phase-out of fluorescent lighting by expanding its range of high-performance LED alternatives. As well as complying with EU legislation that enters into force this month, Signify’s energy-efficient LED lamps are long-lasting, have short payback times, and fit easily into existing fixtures in virtually every application.


    As of 24 February, the EU will ban the placing on the EU market of all non-integrated compact fluorescent lamps (CFL-ni). This is part of the RoHS Directive, which restricts the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, including the mercury in fluorescent lights. Linear fluorescent lamps (T5, T8) will be phased out later this year.


    The perfect fit

    To prepare for the EU ban, Signify has extended its range of Philips CorePro PL LED lamps, adding PLT LED lamps and new sizes of PLL LED, in addition to the existing PLC and PLS LED lamps. The Philips CorePro PL LED range now covers all popular shapes and sizes. The lamps offer an easy, 1-to-1 replacement and are up to 67% more energy efficient than non-integrated compact fluorescent lamps, with a lifetime of 30,000 hours and a payback period of less than one year2. In addition, the CorePro LED PL lamps provide high-quality light that does not flicker or strobe.


    The solutions most suitable for renovated buildings are the Philips Ledinaire or Philips CoreLine downlights. Both offer high-performance lighting and easy installation with a wide portfolio of options, including dimming and emergency lighting. They are up to 75% more energy efficient than conventional downlights, with a lifetime of up to 50,000 hours.


    Overcoming the difficulty, cost and poor aesthetic of adapter rings for non-standard cut-outs, the 3D printed Philips Greenspace downlights offer a perfect fit for any cut-out size from 150-280mm without the need for an adapter ring. They are available with housings and trims made of 65% post-industrial recycled material.

    The EU ban on fluorescent lighting is a positive step forward for our industry, and will help accelerate the shift to cleaner, greener lighting solutions. At Signify, we realize that customers need viable alternatives that combine great quality lighting with the latest innovations in energy efficiency. By extending our range of Philips CorePro PL LED lamps, we aim to cater to our customers’ different requirements, making the switch to LED as seamless as possible.”


    Michael Rombouts
    Business Unit Leader LED Lamps and Luminaires

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    1Compact fluorescent lamps (non-integrated)

    2Exact amount depends on application and lamp type, see for more information

    About Signify


    Signify (Euronext: LIGHT) is the world leader in lighting for professionals, consumers and the Internet of Things. Our Philips products, Interact systems and data-enabled services, deliver business value and transform life in homes, buildings and public spaces. In 2023, we had sales of EUR 6.7 billion, approximately 32,000 employees and a presence in over 70 countries. We unlock the extraordinary potential of light for brighter lives and a better world. We have been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index since our IPO for seven consecutive years and have achieved the EcoVadis Platinum rating for four consecutive years, placing Signify in the top one percent of companies assessed. News from Signify can be found in the Newsroom, on X, LinkedIn and Instagram. Information for investors is located on the Investor Relations page.

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