Lighting manufacturers must re-design LED tube lamps for Europe

A European Union Flag With Broken Tube

It took almost twenty years for authorities to formally recognize industry’s role in the severe mercury poisoning epidemic in Minimata, Japan, in the 1950’s.  It took an additional forty years for the United Nations to pen environmental guidelines for curbing mercury pollution globally, under the Minimata Convention [1].  Originally, the European Union (EU) adopted policies…

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