New lighting regulations

New legislation for lamps and light fittingsNew UK lighting legislation is due for publication in the summer and will mirror EU legislation. The proposed UK legislation applies from 1st September and is expected to have a one month transition allowance.

Lamps which cannot be placed on the market

From  1st October 2021

  • Self-ballasted Compact Fluorescent retrofit lamps (caps B22, E27 etc)
  • Linear Halogen R7s lamps over 2,700 lumens
  • 12V Halogen reflectors lamps (MR11/GU4, MR16/GU5.3 etc)
  • Lower performing LED lamps

From 1st September 2023

  • Linear fluorescent lamps T8 2 foot, 4 foot, 5 foot
  • Mains voltage Halogen capsules with cap
  • 12V Halogen capsules with G4/GY6.35 cap

There will be exemptions in the regulations for specialist lamps and applications.

Light fittings with replaceable modules

New measures are being introduced which encourage the design of light fittings which can be repaired, or the light source and control gear replaced. If the components cannot be replaced the manufacturer will need to provide a technical justification. This could be due to safety or water ingress.

Read MoreThe Lighting Industry Association’s response to government press release

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