CLiC Responds to the Global Lighting Association’s Position Statement on Fluorescent Lamps in Advance of Minamata COP 4.2
The Clean Lighting Coalition Responds to the Global Lighting Association’s Position Statement on Fluorescent Lamps in Advance of Minamata COP 4.2
Over the past year, the Clean Lighting Coalition has gathered evidence in over 25 countries around the world to assess the feasibility of a global transition to LEDs, in line with the fluorescent phase-out dates stipulated in the African region’s proposed amendment to the Minamata Convention on Mercury.
The evidence proves that a transition to all LED lighting is not only feasible, but a cost-effective and safer lighting solution for people, businesses, and governments. Today’s LED lamps can easily replace fluorescent – both compact and linear lamps – and completely remove mercury from lighting installations around the world. LED lighting is widely accessible, affordable, and compatible with over 91% of all existing fluorescent fixtures in buildings and homes. For more information about the benefits of mercury-free lighting, please visit our website at www.cleanlightingcoalition.org.
This document addresses issues raised by the Global Lighting Association (GLA), an association of regional and national lighting associations, in their Position Statement from December 2021.
The Minamata Convention was created to Make Mercury History; it is time to fulfil that mission in the lighting sector because alternatives to mercury lamps are readily available and cost-effective.
Read CLiC response to the claims made in the GLA’s statement