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Q. CAN YOU PROVIDE DETAILS OF THE BAN ON FLUORESCENT LAMPS WHICH CAME INTO FORCE IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR AND ALSO LET US KNOW WHAT ALTERNATIVE PRODUCTS CAN BE SOURCED FROM OVIA?
In spring 2022 the EU commission revised the ROHS Directive (Restriction on the use of Hazardous Substances). Specifically, it refers to the use of mercury in lamps. From February 25th 2023, the following came into force:
● Prohibition of the placing on the market of all fluorescent lamps in ring form (T5, T9)
● Prohibition of the placing on the market of all compact fluorescent lamps with plug-in bas (CFLni)
The focus for alternative light sources is currently on LEDs as they offer decisive advantages compared to fluorescent lamps. The Ovia products that would make ideal alternatives are the Sprite and E-Sprite LED downlights.
Sprite is a range of recessed TRIAC dimmable LED downlights with CTA switch. They are IP54-rated aluminium downlights and are supplied with TRIAC dimmable drivers which are pre-wired with a Fast Fit Flow connector or 3-in-1 multi-function dimming option for quick and easier installation. There are four sizes available – 3, 5, 6 and 8” diameter – and a choice of 10, 13, 18, 25 and 35W versions, to cover a wide range of installation types and requirements. They have a five-year warranty.
E-Sprite is a range of eco commercial recessed LED downlights with CTA switch. They’re IP20 rated and available in 9, 15, 25 or 30W versions. They are supplied with a CTA switch as standard and are pre-wired with a Fast Fit Flow connector or 3-in-1 multi-function dimming option for quick and easier installation. They also have a three-year warranty.
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