Save up to 85% in energy and greenhouse gases
Refurbishing conventional lighting to LED luminaires reduces energy costs by up to 76 percent, and in combination with light management the figure is up to 85 percent. Read more below.
Specifications of the Ecodesign and RoHS Directive
Lighting designers and operators are under pressure: following the sales ban on T5 and T8 fluorescent tubes, long-term supply of the required light sources can no longer be guaranteed.
Tailor-made light for maximum well-being
Unlike classic luminaires for fluorescent lamps, with suitable LED solutions the spectral composition of the light can be flexibly composed. The result: excellent quality of light, Human Centric Lighting (HCL) and much more.
Without mercury, with a future
Step by step, the RoHS Directive will ban the bringing to market of all discharge lamps containing mercury from 2023 onwards – yet another reason for a rapid switch to LED technology.
New rules of the game due to lamp bans
Bye-bye waster, hello LED!
Now it's getting serious: new EU regulations on energy efficiency (the Ecodesign Directive) and the use of mercury in light sources (RoHS Directive) make refurbishment with LED luminaires inevitable in the long run. The following light sources will no longer be available for public trading from 2023 onwards.
No longer on sale as of 25 February 2023
Compact fluorescent lamps without integrated control gear unit
Ring-shaped fluorescent lamps, T5
No longer on sale as of 25 August 2023
Tubular T5 fluorescent lamps
Tubular T8 fluorescent lamps
In the following, we would like to demonstrate to you with the help of a real example how a typical refurbishment can also have an impact on your energy costs. The approx. 2000 m² hall shown is one of our own assembly halls with an E-Line continuous line system.
As part of the lighting refurbishment, the old T8 luminaires were replaced by new LED luminaires with variable colour temperature. By using a light management system, the high energy savings could be increased even further. At the same time, the light management system ensures that the light colour is adjusted according to the time of day, thus achieving the harmonious lighting effect (HCL).
The example shown in the table is based on 4,000 operating hours per year, with a controlled operation of 500 lx. The calculated energy price for electrical energy is 0.40 €/kWh. The maximum available illuminance of 880 lx can be retrieved if required.
€ per kWh
Net savings per year
In theory, retrofit conversion is quick and easy. In practice, however, the effort involved is often underestimated.
Reducing maintenance costs
Compared to conventional solutions, LED luminaires score with a significantly longer service life – and thus also longer maintenance intervals. This further cuts costs.
Fit for the lamp ban
The longer you wait to convert, the more difficult it will be to source fluorescent lamps. And the sooner you switch, the sooner you reduce energy costs. So it's not worth waiting.
Making the most of subsidies
The state supports switching to LED luminaires – among other things with its BEG federal subsidy for efficient buildings for refurbishing non-residential buildings with LED.
Achieving sustainability goals
In parallel with the significantly lower energy consumption of LED technology, greenhouse gas emissions are also reduced. This helps companies to achieve their own sustainability goals.
Refurbishing special solutions
Come what may – we're ready. Thanks to our special luminaire production facilities we quickly and reliably carry out even unusual refurbishment tasks according to your concepts and needs.
Recording inventory, planning refurbishment - but in 3D
You'd like to sustainably and efficiently refurbish an existing building? We would be happy to support you with digital lighting design in 3D model technology (BIM) on request.
What do I use for the refurbishment project?
Just a few steps to the right LED luminaire for a 1:1 refurbishment
With our intelligent online refurbishment wizard you can find the right replacement product for your outdated conventional lighting in just a few steps. Even if you don't have all the data at hand, the tool guides you through the selection process. Why not give it a try right now?
The ideal refurbishment solution identified in next to no time.