Posted on 27 September 2018
The lights that we buy to illuminate our world are actually taking the world on a downward spiral. Many toxic elements are combined to manufacture lights, mercury being the top one in use in incandescent light fixtures. Not only do these lighting fixtures consume a lot of energy to heat up and glow, their recycling process is also equally hazardous.
So, what is the solution?
Shifting to better lights that are free from hazardous substances is one sure-shot way of ensuring this. RoHS is an organization that tests products to ensure they are not manufactured using any restricted materials.
What is RoHS?
Originated in the European Union, RoHS stands for Restriction of Hazardous Substances. RoHS compliance restricts the use of specific hazardous materials found in electrical and electronic products. It is important from the sustainable-energy point of view.
The substances banned under RoHS are lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), and four different phthalates (DEHP, BBP, BBP, DIBP), among others. The restricted materials are hazardous for the environment and they even pollute the landfills. Moreover, they are dangerous in terms of occupational exposure during manufacturing and recycling.
Getting a RoHS Mark
Portable RoHS analyzers, also known as X-ray fluorescence or XRF metal analyzers, are used for testing (that includes screening and verification) the RoHS compliance.
RoHS & LEDMyPlace
At LEDMyPlace, we are highly concerned about the Earth. We make sure the products you buy from us are RoHS-compliant (File No:) and hence free from restricted materials. Products like <Have to mention the ETL certified products that we have on our website.>
RoHS-certification - At a glance
- RoHS-certified LED lights are non-toxic
- RoHS-certified LED lights are eco-friendly
Are you already using RoHS-certified LED lights? If yes, we’d love to know what all changes have you experienced so far. If not, what stops you from switching to our range of certified products?