Return and disposal of technical luminaires in Germany
The European WEEE directive obliges all manufacturers, importers and distributors of electrical and electronic products to take back end-of-life luminaires when these are no longer required. The regulations differ in the various European countries.
Ruling in Germany:
The European Directive has been implemented by the “Electric and Electronic Equipment Act (ElektroG)”. In Germany, technical luminaires fall within the scope of this legislation.
RIDI undertakes responsibility for the disposal of all RIDI products distributed since August 13, 2005. The relevant products are marked by a symbol showing a wheelie bin crossed through with a black bar underneath it.
Information for the last owner
Acceptance and disposal of luminaires bearing the described symbol takes place exclusively through the disposal service provider commissioned by RIDI, the company ISD Interseroh Dienstleistungs GmbH in Cologne. Collection points where end-of-life luminaires will be accepted near you are listed here:
Luminaires can be returned from March 24, 2006 onwards.
The costs for delivery of end-of-life luminaires to the disposal facility is borne by the last owner
RIDI Leuchten GmbH is registered in the Electrical End-of-Life Equipment Register (EAR) under the registration number DE 70192297.