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2023 Technical & Economic Assessment of Mercury-Free Lighting

Data from 60+ countries shine a light on one crucial fact: we do not need to delay an international phase out of toxic, mercury-ladened fluorescent lamps any longer as cost-effective, energy-efficient LED alternatives are widely availability across the globe.

Global Overview & Regional Profiles

2022 Technical & Economic Assessment of Mercury-Free Lighting: Global Overview & Regional Profiles

From 2021-2022, the Clean Lighting Coalition engaged partner organisations in 35 countries across Africa, Latin America and Asia-Pacific to gather price and performance information on over 1200 lightbulbs, including both mercury-containing fluorescent and LED retrofits from those markets. The evidence outlined in this report demonstrates the widespread availability of cost-effective, energy-efficient and retrofittable LED alternatives to fluorescent lamps.

Global Overview & Regional Profiles

Global LED Manufacturer Map

This interactive map illustrates the global presence of LED manufacturers featuring national-level data from 61 countries on the mercury, financial, energy and CO2 savings from a full market transition to LED.

Data collected by the Clean Lighting Coalition between April and July 2023 and was last updated July 2023.

Mercury in Fluorescent Lighting: Unnecessary Health Risks & Actionable Solutions

This report outlines the health risks and environmental impacts of fluorescent lighting, highlights the many compelling advantages of transitioning to mercury-free alternatives, and gives actionable solutions to phase out mercury-added lamps in the United States.

All fluorescent lamps contain mercury, a neurotoxin that can cause harmful and long-term health effects.

Farewell to Fluorescent Lighting: How a Phaseout Can Cut Mercury Pollution, Protect the Climate, and Save Money

Mercury-free LED replacements for linear and compact fluorescent bulbs are widely available and provide the same or better lighting, longer product life, and much lower total cost than fluorescents.

Rapidly phasing out most fluorescent lighting in the United States would prevent lamps containing 16,000 pounds of mercury from being sold and installed through 2050, reducing a substantial source of mercury pollution in our air and soil.

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