The legal requirements for carbon reduction are now coming thick and fast for owners of commercial property. There are a whole new swathe of laws relating to lighting beginning in September 2023. We have covered much of the guidance in our article about improving your EPC rating here and five quick wins to decarbonise your business here, which shows the extent of the savings that can be made with LED lighting replacements and upgrades.
From September 2023
September 2023 will see 2ft, 4ft and 5ft T8 fluorescent tubes phased out. In addition to this, Halogen G4, G9 and GY6.35 capsule lamps will also be outlawed.
All of these common lamp types have an LED counterpart that can provide the same level and warmth of lighting, but with a considerably lower running cost.
From February 2024
This second phase is more to do with an RoHS directive related to the mercury content in Compact Fluorescent Tubes (CFL) which will be phased out from February 2024. All remaining sizes of T8 style lamp and all T5 lamps will be banned.
From these dates, it will no longer be legal for anyone to sell or install these lamp types.
The savings and carbon reduction that can be delivered by replacement of existing lamps with LEDs is staggering. In one recent project, we will deliver savings of £26,000 per floor per year for an office complex with a dated lighting provision.
If you would like to speak to our team about helping you along your own Carbon reduction pathway, then please give us a call on 0151 343 1963.