Bernlite is committed to ensuring the environmentally sound disposal of waste products in accordance with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive, Restrictions of Use of Certain Hazardous Substances (ROHS) Directive and REACH initiatives.


To this end we are members of the Lumicom producer compliance scheme; the leading WEEE compliance scheme for luminaires in the UK. Please use the links below to find out more about this scheme and about WEEE.

Bernlite Environmental Policy pre 2016
Statement of compliance regarding the WEEE (Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment), ROHS (Restrictions of Use of Certain Hazardous Substances) directives and REACH initiatives.

Bernlite is now fully compliant.

This document outlines our current status and will be updated from time to time as appropriate up to the compliance deadline or until the actions are complete.
Bernlite Limited is using the facts released to date as a basis for its statement and action plan, as detailed below.

Updated details will be available as and when we receive confirmation from our suppliers. These updates will be regularly uploaded to our website. www.bernlite.com

The provision of Directive 2002/96/EG – WEEE apply to consumer products. However, such components that are integrated into such products are not covered by the scope of the directive.

Annex 1b of the directive lists large household appliances (possibility of integrated lighting) under Category 1 and lighting systems under Category 5.

These are consumer products:

  • Refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, cookers, ovens & microwaves.
  • Luminaires for fluorescent lamps with the exception of luminaires in households
  • Tubular fluorescent lamps
  • Compact fluorescent lamps
  • High intensity discharge lamps (inc sodium and metal halide)
  • Low pressure sodium lamps
  • Any other lighting or equipment for the purpose of spreading or controlling light with the exception of filament bulbs.

In accordance with the scope of validity of the WEEE Directive, components that are integrated into luminaires or household appliances have to be disposed of together with the luminaires or household appliance. The manufacturers/retailers of the end products are obliged to ensure disposal and bear the associated costs. The WEEE Directive does not cover component suppliers.

The active components working group of CELMA (which includes the Lighting Industry Federation) had issued a statement to the same effect on this topic. Components are fixed constituents of the luminaire and therefore do not have to be disposed of separately.
Therefore, all components (ballasts, ignitors, lampholders and LED’s) found in luminaires and household appliances are included. In the same vein, the WEEE Directive is NOT directly applicable to components that are operated separately from luminaires or household appliances owing to the design features. Such components are seen as belonging to the luminaire or household appliance (functional unit). Separately installed components for this kind (described as independent components in the safety standards) will therefore also be disposed of with their respective luminaire or household appliance and be treated as built in components.

Directive 2002/95/EC – ROHS:

The ROHS Directive will restrict the use of the following hazardous substances for manufacturing new products with effect from 1st June 2006:

  • Lead
  • Mercury
  • Cadmium
  • Hexavalent chromium
  • Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB)
  • Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE)

Exemption regulations are in place for fluorescent lamps, other special lamps, glass, electronic components, special steel grades, special soldering processes and special components.

Bernlite only sells branded quality control gear, and as such we rely on our suppliers to provide the information about their products.

Please see the list of manufacturers below and their own declerations on compliance to RoHS. Should you require any further information about Bernlite and our compliance to meet not only RoHS, but WEEE, and CELMA, and all future legislative change, please email us on sales@websafesolutions.co.uk/preview/bernlite, or contact 01923 200160.

CAB Batteries
RoHS declaration Thorn
ARLEN RoHS Certificate
BAG Electronics
Bender & Wirth
COOPER WEEE generic declaration
IBL RoHS Declaration