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The fluorescent lighting ban - our guide in 2023

There is no longer a supply of traditional fluorescent lamps from manufacturers, and they are gradually being withdrawn from circulation. Although fluorescent lamps may continue to be sold from stock, the supply is limited. Private consumers therefore have only two options:

  1. retrofitting to modern, more efficient light sources

  2. to build up stocks of appropriate light sources

Around 40% of all companies currently still use T8 fluorescent lamps. Accordingly, these companies will also be affected if a ban is imposed on fluorescent lamps. They will have to change over the equipment of the lamps in the operating facilities accordingly in good time.

Another point is the price increase when the time of the final ban comes in 2023: the short-term change of lighting could cost you dearly. Manufacturers of forward-looking LEDs know that no other choice will be possible after September 2023. Accordingly, the prices for the LED lamps and LED tubes could rise in the short term before the following demand will ultimately ensure falling prices again.

The focus for alternative light sources is currently on LEDs. This is because the LED offers decisive advantages compared to fluorescent lamps.

Advantages of LED lighting:

  • long service life

  • high energy efficiency

  • flexibility with regard to light color

  • excellent photometric values

LEDs consume very little energy compared to other light sources. Up to 80% of the energy previously consumed by incandescent lamps can be saved. The reason for this lies in the semiconductor of the light-emitting diode. This emits the light more clearly and brightly, but at the same time requires less energy. LEDs also do not contain any harmful chemicals (such as mercury in energy-saving lamps). This makes them much more environmentally friendly than other means.

If you are a commercial business that is unsure of the necessary action to take regarding your lighting, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team, you can contact us here: 01604 696113 |


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