How To Prepare Your Business for the EU Ban on Fluorescent Lighting

July 07, 2023
How To Prepare Your Business for the EU Ban on Fluorescent Lighting
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The EU plan to phase out all fluorescent lighting by September 2023. This may directly affect you, as fluorescent lights are very common in workplaces.


The ban means that any T5 / T8 bulbs that break or reach end of life cannot be replaced. This phase out will create a surge in demand and a likely delay in the supply of energy-efficient lighting in the coming year. This will increase costs for lighting upgrades as the market responds. Get ahead of the rush by applying for a fully funded lighting upgrade with Energia as soon as possible.


A lighting upgrade will replace your old fluorescent lighting, while also reducing your lighting consumption by up to 80%. This will also help in offsetting your carbon footprint and saves you money in the long term.


LED light bulbs are more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly compared to traditional incandescent bulbs.  There are many advantages to LED lighting, which we will discuss below.   


Long Life Span  

LED bulbs have an exceptionally long lifespan compared to traditional bulbs with an average lifespan of about 50,000 hours. For businesses that operate an 8–10 hour day, you’ll only need to change your light bulbs every 14-17 years. When it comes to long life, there’s no better lighting solution out there.   


Energy Efficient 

Modern LEDs are the most energy-efficient lighting solution for businesses currently on the market. Waste, in the form of generated heat, is greatly reduced as 90% of electricity can be transformed into light. Less energy is needed to light an LED bulb, thus lowering monthly energy bills for your business.   


Durable & Resistant  

LEDs are far more resistant to breakage as they’re based solely on semiconductor materials. The outer layer of bulbs is made from aluminium and plastic, which makes them very durable. They don't contain any glass, neon tubes, or filaments that could be easily damaged.   


Safe for Employees  

LED light bulbs aren’t as hot as traditional bulbs due to low heat production. Employees can rest assured that there’s no risk of getting burned, these bulbs can be safely touched even after long hours of remaining lit.    



Approximately 95% of materials used to produce this commercial LED light can also be recycled. Businesses can greatly lower their carbon footprint by switching to LED lighting today.    


Save Money   

After upgrading your businesses lighting, you’ll see a great reduction in monthly energy bills. Thousands of euros can be saved on electricity costs by making the switch to LED bulbs. As bulbs can last up to 50,000 hours, you don’t have to spend money on regular replacements.    

To find out more about a Lighting Solution upgrade from Energia, visit  


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