BriteSwitch: Fluorescent Tube Bans and the Effect on Lighting Rebates

Recent legislative actions in eight states signal a shift away from fluorescent tubes, a long-standing fixture in American lighting. These states are set to prohibit the sale of fluorescent tubes in the coming years, marking a notable transition in lighting technologies.

The market has relied on rebates and incentives to facilitate the switch from fluorescent to LED lighting. Currently, 78% of the country is covered by commercial lighting incentives, with nearly all of these programs offering rebates for LED tubes. These rebates, averaging $3.96 per tube, help offset the costs of upgrading. However, the question arises: how will these new laws impact these crucial rebates for LED replacement tubes?

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