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Rhode Island & Maine Become 5th & 6th States To Ban Fluorescent Lamps

Rhode Island & Maine Become 5 th & 6 th States To Ban Fluorescent Lamps


The Rhode Island fluorescent ban was signed by the Governor on June 22, 2023. After Jan. 1, 2024, it will be illegal to sell most compact fluorescent lightbulbs (CFLs) in Rhode Island. A year later, the sale of pin-based and linear fluorescent bulbs will become illegal. More information on Rhode Island’s ban is here.

The Maine ban became law on July 5th without the Governor’s signature. Starting in 2026, sales of new fluorescent lamps will be banned. It includes linear fluorescent lamps and CFLs. More information on Maine’s ban is 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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