Energy + Environment, Legislation + Regulation

Canada Publishes Details Of Mercury Lamp Ban

By Robert Smith, Business Development Executive, Energy Network Services Inc.

On June 19th, Environment and Climate Change Canada published the Regulations Amending the Products Containing Mercury Regulations: SOR/2024-109 in the Canada Gazette, Part II. These amendments will come into force on June 19th, 2025.

These amendments will:

  • Phase out between 2025 and 2030 the import, manufacture and finally the sale of the most common types of lamps containing mercury used for general lighting purposes,
  • Remove exemptions for products no longer in use in Canada and products that now have mercury-free alternatives,
  • Continue to exempt lamps used for specialized purposes (examples: lamps to grow plants, to sanitize air or surfaces, to treat water, lamps used in projectors), and
  • Adjust other administrative aspects of the Regulations, including by aligning reporting timelines with those of the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

These regulations mean that businesses will need to transition to mercury-free lighting alternatives.  For all customers, this change ensures a safer environment and aligns with sustainability goals, but it also means a transition to compliant lighting solutions.  To ensure a seamless transition, it is essential to start planning now.  By switching to mercury-free lighting solutions, Canadian customers will not only comply with the new regulations but also benefit from improved energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact.

Please see the following links for more information:

Canada Gazette, Part 2, Volume 158, Number 13: Regulations Amending the Products Containing Mercury Regulations

Government of Canada takes action to further phase out mercury-containing lamps –


About The Author:

Robert Smith is a Business Development Executive at Energy Network Services Inc. (ENS). For 30 years, ENS has been Canada’s leading provider of turnkey energy-efficient solutions for interior and exterior lighting, controls, and maintenance, all designed to reduce energy and maintenance costs. ENS also provides solutions beyond building lighting and controls. These include Smart City Solutions and EV Charger Deployments. More information about ENS can be found here.


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