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9th & 10th States Adopting Fluorescent Lamp Bans

 

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz signed into law a bill including a “clean lighting” provision phasing out fluorescent tubes in favor of LEDs. Senate File 3345, authored by Senator Mitchell, and House File 3326, authored by Representative Hemmingsen-Jaeger, will end the sale of fluorescent lamps in Minnesota, effective in 2025 for screw- or bayonet-base compact fluorescent lamps, and in 2026 for the slightly more specialized pin-based linear or compact fluorescent lamps. Minnesota became the 9th state with a fluorescent lamp ban. The Minnesota Senate bill language can be viewed here.

A similar bill passed the House and Senate in Illinois and awaits the Illinois governor’s signature. The Illinois House bill language can be viewed here. Illinois is expected to become the 10th state to enact a fluorescent lamp ban.

Image: https://www.house.mn.gov/comm/docs/1wBkdIFahES9BoSrcEWuFw.pdf

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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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