fluorescent lighting - now banned in Colorado

Starting from January 1, 2025, Colorado has implemented a ban on the sale and distribution of fluorescent lamps, including CFLs and linear fluorescent tubes, as part of the “Clean Lighting Act.” This legislation is focused on phasing out mercury-containing lighting products and promoting the adoption of energy-efficient alternatives.


For businesses in Colorado, this means transitioning from fluorescent lighting to energy-efficient LED alternatives. This may involve replacing existing fluorescent lamps and fixtures with LED lamps and luminaires, which presents both challenges and opportunities for businesses across the state. 

At The Light Center, we understand the impact this ban can have on your operations and are here to guide you through the transition with expert advice and support.

Why the Ban?

Colorado’s decision to ban fluorescent lighting is part of a broader effort to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact. Fluorescent lights, while once popular for their efficiency, contain mercury and other hazardous materials that pose risks to both human health and the environment. By phasing out these lights, the state aims to promote safer, more energy-efficient alternatives like LED lighting.

What’s Included in the Ban?

The ban applies to manufacture, distribution, sale of all general-purpose fluorescent lamps, including CFLs with screw, bayonet, or pin bases, as well as linear fluorescent tubes (T5, T8, T12, etc.). However, there are some exceptions to the ban, as image capture and projection, germicidal purposes, medical or veterinary diagnosis or treatment, and academic and research uses.

Transitioning to LED Lighting

With the implementation of the fluorescent ban, it is highly recommended for businesses and homeowners in Colorado to transition to energy-efficient LED lighting solutions. LED lamps and fixtures offer numerous advantages over fluorescent lighting, including longer lifespans of up to 50,000 hours, superior energy efficiency, zero mercury content, instant-on capability, and improved light quality and color rendering.

The Light Center: Your Expert Partner in Transition

At The Light Center, we specialize in helping businesses navigate changes in lighting regulations and technology. Our team of experts is ready to assist you with every step of the transition from fluorescent to LED lighting. Here’s how we can help:

  1. Expert Advice and Consultation: Our lighting specialists will assess your current lighting setup and recommend the best LED alternatives to meet your needs. We’ll ensure you choose the right products that comply with the new regulations and maximize energy efficiency.
  2. Rebate Assistance: Many energy providers and government programs offer rebates for upgrading to energy-efficient lighting. The Light Center will help you identify and apply for these rebates, reducing the overall cost of your transition.
  3. Seamless Implementation: From planning to installation, we handle all aspects of your lighting upgrade. Our goal is to minimize disruption to your operations while ensuring a smooth and efficient transition.

Why Choose The Light Center?

With decades of experience in the lighting industry, The Light Center is a trusted partner for businesses looking to adapt to new lighting regulations. We can make the switch simple and affordable!

Don’t wait until the last minute to upgrade your lighting. Contact us today to learn more about the fluorescent ban in Colorado and how our experts can assist you in transitioning to energy-efficient, mercury-free LED lighting solutions while taking advantage of the rebates and incentives available to you.

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