Prepare for the phasing out of fluorescent lights

In August 2023, the new EU directives from RoHS comes into effect, banning fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent tubes containing mercury.

For those of you with fluorescent tubes, it is important to review your present lighting in good time, find out what alternatives there are, and plan for a suitable long-term solution. Depending on your conditions, needs, and requirements, there are a couple of different ways to go. With the test below, you get a general guide on how you should initially handle the phase-out of fluorescent lights.


Use up or upgrade?


With a not too old lighting system with T5 or T8 HF, you can continue for a few more years with the same solution if it suits you. However, you will miss out on improved lighting comfort and substantial energy savings. In the end, it can be the more expensive option.

With LED Opti T5/T8, you can easily upgrade your existing installation to a more modern and energy-efficient solution. Our Opti alternative replaces old fluorescent tubes directly and you get improved light quality and can lower your energy consumption by up to 50%.

With modern LED luminaires, you get an upgraded lighting system with increased comfort for the employees and you can reduce your energy consumption by up to 60%.

Energy-optimize your lighting. With modern LED luminaires equipped with light-regulating sensors, you get a smart lighting solution that can lower your energy consumption by up to 80%.

Plan your project

When you have decided to upgrade your existing lighting solution, you can consult one of our lighting experts free of charge. They can help you evaluate your existing solution and plan and prioritize the project. With you, you will also receive a proposed solution as well as a calculation of energy savings and pay-off time.

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Step-by-step to new lighting

Checklist for banning fluorescent tubes

At which end should you start and what do you need to keep an eye on? With our priority list, you can check off what you need to keep an eye on, how you can start an inventory of your lighting, and questions to consider when planning ahead. You can also book a free consultation with us. We help you develop different options based on your needs, review opportunities for energy efficiency in your properties, and set up a plan for a long-term solution.

1. Inventory

Simply start with an inventory and count how many fixtures there are on your premises. What type of light source is in and how many are in each fixture?

2. Luminaires

Check the condition of the luminaire. In many older luminaires and in luminaires that have been used a lot, the components may be out of date. Check the condition of sockets, cables, and drives. Are the luminaires dimmable? Is it possible to replace the light source?

3. Light sources

How long have the light sources been up? Are there LED replacement options and if not, are the same type of light sources still available?

4. Energy consumption

How much energy do the luminaires currently draw? Are they often turned on unnecessarily?

5. Investment

What is the budget for lighting? How long is the payback period for different options? We can help you produce clear calculations of energy and CO2 savings and payback time.

6. Summary

What plans do you have for your premises in the near future? Where do the luminaires need to be replaced? Where is the greatest energy saving to be found? Which products and which control should I choose?

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Rasmus Andersson

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