From February 2023 the light source CFL will disappear followed in September 2023 by the light source FL. This is laid down in the Single Lighting Regulation (SLR) 

and agreed at the European level. Previously, incandescent lamps and halogen lamps have already disappeared from the market.


The reason for banning these types of light source is twofold. On the one hand because there are more energy-efficient alternatives, and on the other because they use hazardous substances such as lead and mercury.


An overview of which type of light source will disappear as of September 1, 2023:

  • CFL ni - as of February 2023
  • Longlife LFL - as of February 2023
  • FL T5/T16 - per September 2023
  • FL T8/T26 - per September 2023
  • FL R T5/16 mm - per September 2023



In linear line lighting from Veko, T5 and T8 were previously used. Do you still have line lighting fitted with fluorescent? Veko easily renovates these for you. Old units are removed and new LED units put in place. Thanks to our unique plug & play system, the aluminum profiles just stay in place. Read more about renovating your lighting or ask your account manager for a quote.


Are you opting for renovation? Then don't forget to look at what a lighting management system can do for you. Using even simple sensors you can drastically reduce your energy consumption.