Turning off fluorescent lamps for a greener future

From August 2023, the production of commonly used fluorescent lamps will be discontinued within Europe. However, there are many advantages to be gained by switching to LED. Read our latest blog to learn how you can transition.

Phasing out fluorescent lighting

Less waste and a cleaner, more efficient future are ahead. As the transition towards utilising more sustainable lighting products continues, the use of “traditional” fluorescent lighting is being phased out. Compact fluorescent lamps have already been prohibited from manufacture in Europe. From August 2023, no new fluorescent tubes: T8 and T5 will be manufactured.

Adapting to regulations

The new rules under the European Union's Ecodesign Directive mark a significant shift to promote the use of energy efficient and longer lasting LED luminaires. In line with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, it is expected the phase-out of mercury-containing lamps will save approximately €18.2 billion, as well as 190 TWh of electricity and 1.8 metric tones of toxic mercury. *

(eceee.org, 17 Dec 2021)


Mark Poutney, Brand Manager at Chalmit discussed what it means for the business:

We will support our customers while they phase out fluorescent luminaires, so they can move towards using longer lasting LEDs, which can provide considerable savings in maintenance costs, less waste an overall reduction in their carbon footprint.

Transitioning towards sustainable lighting products

Chalmit have long been pioneers in LED technology, bringing the world’s first ever Zone 1 LED luminaire to the market in 2005. Since then, we have expanded our range of robust LED lighting products to offer optimized delivered outputs and long lifespans.

Visit our website to view our LED solutions range.

Hubbell welcomes this next step in the transition towards sustainability and the use of “cleaner” lighting products. Visit our website to review our sustainability statement.

To find out more about alternative lighting, we’ve put together a handy guide for you to reference as fluorescent lighting is phased out.

For support about moving forward using LEDs, contact getintouchuk@hubbell.com

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