News - 2023


Elimination of compact fluorescent lamps, T8 and T5 fluorescent tubes

With the latest amendment to the RoHS directive, the exemption for the use of mercury has been changed.

In the general lighting industry, compact fluorescent lamps (without integrated ballast) and T5 circular fluorescent lamps will be impacted in the first stage from February 25, 2023.

Six months later, from August 25, 2023, T8 and T5 linear fluorescent lamps will follow.

Switzerland adopts these requirements identically from the EU based on Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment.