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Ban The (Fluorescent) Bulb?

In September 2022, California banned the sale and distribution of certain fluorescent lamps over the next few years. In doing so, the state joined Vermont, the European Union, and soon, possibly, Canada and the United Kingdom. Meanwhile, the U.S. Department of Energy is targeting CFLs with new energy standards.

This lighting column contributed to the March issue of ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR looks at this growing trend, why fluorescent is being targeted (it’s not just about energy), and what rules are likely to be adopted in various regions in North America and around the world.

Check it out here.


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