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AMENDMENTS TO ROHS DIRECTIVE 2011/65/EU

ROHS AT A GLANCE: ALL THE CHANGES, ALL THE ALTERNATIVES

The RoHS directive regulates, among other things, the use of mercury in lighting products. In the spring of 2022, the UK/EU Commission revised the exemptions defined in Annex III of the directive. LEDVANCE will tell you what you need to know for your lighting business and can offer you a wide-ranging portfolio of future-proof lamps and luminaires.

ROHS – AN OVERVIEW OF THE CHANGES

The use of mercury in lighting products is prohibited by the RoHS directive. However, the directive includes exemptions for T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps, compact fluorescent lamps with plug-in bases (CFLni), HPD lamps and special-purpose lamps (e.g. UV-C lamps). These exemptions defined in Annex III of the regulation have been amended. The consequences are as follows:

  • A ban on all T5 and T8 fluorescent lamps from August 25, 2023
  • A ban on all CFLni lamps from February 25, 2023
  • An extension to the exemption for HPD lamps of 3 to 5 years
  • An extension to the exemption for special-purpose lamps of 3 to 5 years

TIP: THINK ABOUT DEMAND PLANNING AND STOCKPILING

In accordance with the amended RoHS directive, compact fluorescent lamps and fluorescent lamps may no longer be placed on the market in Europe from February 25, 2023 and August 25, 2023 respectively. However, it will still be possible to sell and use stored existing stock. Take this into account in your planning and order extra quantities in good time.

A LARGE PORTFOLIO OF FUTURE-PROOF ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS

LEDVANCE is constantly working on further developing innovative lighting technologies and already offers a wide range of efficient alternatives. LED products from LEDVANCE greatly exceed the current minimum requirements. Our current portfolio list makes changing to a different technology as easy as possible: Simply find the lighting product affected by the ban in the list and specify a compliant alternative product from the available LED lamps or LED luminaires. Whatever you decide, there may be further steps you need to take, such as performing compatibility tests for LED lamps and application-specific planning for LED luminaires.

YOUR RELIABLE PARTNER TODAY AND TOMORROW

As a market leader, LEDVANCE offers you a wide range of future-oriented solutions in outstanding brand quality. In addition to lamps and luminaires, our extensive portfolio includes systems for human-centric lighting and lighting management, as well as electronic components and smart products for the home. This portfolio, our professional service and an excellent price-performance ratio make us your reliable partner for complex lighting projects.

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