CLiC partners support the global transition to clean and efficient lighting, protecting people and the planet from toxic mercury.

Protect People and the Planet

Public health, environmental, and climate advocates can support the transition to clean, mercury-free lighting to protect people and the planet. The global transition would mitigate the health risks associated with toxic lighting, as well as reduce CO2 emissions and tonnes of mercury released into our communities.   

As wealthy countries lead the lighting transition, the rest of the world must not become dumping grounds for toxic, outdated products like fluorescent bulbs. Consumers in under-served markets must also have access to high-quality, zero-mercury LED lighting. Clean Lighting Advocates reaffirm that a global transition to clean lighting must be equitable. 

Become an Advocate 

CLiC Advocates pledge to support the accelerated phase-out of toxic mercury-based fluorescent lighting, in line with the movement to phase out fluorescent lighting through the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The CLiC Pledge is an opportunity for NGOs, associations and other partner organizations to contribute concretely to the Clean Lighting Coalition campaign through advocacy, government engagement, and communications. 

Become an Advocate Partner

The CLiC Pledge is a non-binding commitment and therefore there is no formal reporting requirement. However, companies and organizations are encouraged to communicate their achievements through both internal and external channels in order to encourage other businesses and stakeholders to act and ensure an accelerated phase out of mercury-based lighting.

Sign the Advocate Pledge

Why should you sign?

Demonstrate Leadership

CLiC advocates demonstrate leadership by setting a higher standard for the health and safety of lighting and recycling employees, value chains and communities. 

Take Real Action on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

As wealthy countries and developed economies like Europe and North America lead the transition to LEDs, the rest of the world must not be treated as a dumping ground for outdated, mercury-laden fluorescents. In unregulated markets particularly in emerging economies, fluorescent lamps are still one of the market leaders. Without intervention, a global transition to clean super-efficient LED lighting may take years due to lobbying efforts of fluorescent lamp suppliers.  Signal your company’s commitment to lighting equity. 

Achieve Impact

CLiC advocates & industry partners contribute to the implementation of clean lighting across the world.

Phasing out linear fluorescents by 2025 will eliminate 198 tonnes of mercury pollution, save US $1.34 trillion in energy cost savings, remove 3.3 GT of CO2 from the atmosphere, and save 9,602 TWh of energy consumption. (Cumulatively between 2025-2050) 

Reap the Benefits

CLiC Advocates get connected to peers and partners active in this space through CLiC convening activities and initiatives.

“Today, LEDs surpass fluorescent lighting in performance and efficiency at reasonable cost. It is now time to phase out mercury-containing fluorescent lamps to capture energy savings and reduce environmental pollution. In the context of the Minamata Convention, I support the African Amendment proposing to phase-out fluorescent lighting and thereby move the world’s lighting markets towards energy-efficient, mercury-free, quality LED lighting.”

James Brodrick, PhD, Program Manager, US DOE SSL Program 2000-2018