In late April, Acuity Brands announced the discontinuation of all fluorescent and HID luminaires by December 31st, 2023. This isn’t terribly surprising given the recent laws to ban fluorescent and in some cases, HID lamps by Vermont, California, Canada, the EU, and the UK. More U.S. states are proposing to pass mercury lamp bans.
This got me wondering which lighting manufacturers are still showing fluorescent and/or HID products on their websites. The following list is a review of lighting manufacturer websites that historically sold fluorescent and/or HID lighting. Note that a couple companies have recently announced the closure of all operations. Many other traditional legacy lighting companies have been acquired by companies on the list below.
Manufacturer FL or HID Product on Website as of 5/13/23
Acuity Brands Discontinuing FL & HID by 12/31/23
Eye Lighting Shutting all operations in mid-2023
Westinghouse Lighting Yes
Universal Douglas Shutting all operations in July, 2023
Venture Lighting Yes
Atlas Lighting Yes
Espen Technology Only two FL lamp models plus ballasts
Keystone Technology Yes
Nine of the 14 manufacturers above are still showing significant FL or HID products on their websites. Many more lighting companies started business as LED-only manufacturers, and never carried fluorescent nor HID products.
Did I miss an important player that you’d like added to this list? Please comment below.
The end of eras. Thank you for covering this!