Years ago now step-by-step plans were introduced in many areas to gradually update long-outdated technologies in line with energy-efficiency standards. One of these plans involves the successive replacement of functional elements in outdated fluorescent lamps with modern technology. And TRILUX is realizing today what will not be required until 2017.

In 1981 TRILUX’s in-house development team came up with the first electronic ballasts, and by 1990 all its luminaires were fitted with them. TRILUX launched the first climate protection initiative as early as 1995 in the form of the project “2:1 für unser Klima” (2:1 for our climate). This was followed by further campaigns and technological improvements – the topics “energy efficiency” and “sustainability” were declared a top priority. Thus it is hardly surprising that today TRILUX is already responding to the standard requirements of tomorrow.

The EU Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC requires that energy-guzzling luminaires be gradually replaced by more environmentally friendly alternatives. Thus TRILUX has now made it standard practice to integrate with energy-efficiency class A2 BAT (Best Available Technology) and a lifespan of up to 75,000 hours into its switchable T5 and T8 luminaires electronic ballasts. This will save both costs and energy, namely, the amount needed to supply a small town with 4,000 households with electricity for a whole year.