Goodbye to fluorescent lighting...

From September 1, 2023, the Ecodesign Regulation will ban fluorescent lamps, which are subject to the EU Directive on the limitation of mercury and the restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. This directive, RoHS (Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment), was recently amended and now has consequences for the abolition and thus also for the availability of various lamps.

Light transmisson VS acrylic

While the several Arcylic manufacturers declare the light transmission of a backlit sheet, illuminated with a standard white source, not well known is the behaviour of mono chromatic source with different colour of PMMA sheets.

“Contribute or don’t criticise”, says outgoing chair of ISA-UK technical committee

As he prepares to retire, a highly respected sign industry stalwart has issued a rallying call to colleagues within the sector. Mike Hall, chair of the ISA-UK technical committee and member of the ISA-UK council, formally retires from his position at the end of December 2019 but is urging more sign professionals to get involved with the sign industry’s leading trade association.

Argentina bans mercury discharge lamps

Argentina will prohibit from January 1st 2020 the importation, exportation and production of the following mercury-added products in an effort to comply with the provisions of the Minamata Convention on Mercury:
• compact fluorescent lamps for general lighting purposes, with a power of 30 watts or lower and a mercury content greater than 5 mg per lamp burner;

Eyes Catching Entry Gate

While RGB based LEDs appear in many modern tech devices, the principle actually date back several years. A Single LED could light up in only one colour but modern tri-chromatics LED strips can display up to 7 basic colours with shades in between. This can be particularly useful for eyes catching on a shop entry gate: the video shows an installation done by 2R Pubblicità S.r.l.