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Hawaii And Colorado Are About To Ban Fluorescent Lamps

Hawaii And Colorado Are About To Ban Fluorescent Lamps

Two more states are joining Vermont and California in banning fluorescent lamps. Hawaii’s legislature passed HB 192 / SB 690, and sent it to the Governor’s desk for signing, which is expected. The bill, once signed, will phase out mercury-containing lamps, such as fluorescent lamps.

Colorado’s House Bill 23-1161, called Environmental Standards For Appliances, passed the state’s Senate on May 1, and Governor Jared Polis has indicated he will sign it into law. The bill states, “On and after January 1, 2025, a person shall not manufacture, distribute, sell, or offer for sale in Colorado any linear florescent lamp or compact fluorescent lamp.”

Meanwhile, similar legislation is still under consideration in Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, and Oregon.

More information on Hawaii’s bill is available here. More information on Colorado’s bill is available here.

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David Shiller
David Shiller is the Publisher of LightNOW, and President of Lighting Solution Development, a North American consulting firm providing business development services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The ALA awarded David the Pillar of the Industry Award. David has co-chaired ALA’s Engineering Committee since 2010. David established MaxLite’s OEM component sales into a multi-million dollar division. He invented GU24 lamps while leading ENERGY STAR lighting programs for the US EPA. David has been published in leading lighting publications, including LD+A, enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDs Magazine, and more.


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