Unfortunately Daniamant are required to immediately suspend manufacture and supply of the L90 lifebuoy light.
This is due to the following legislation REGULATION (EU) 2017/852 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on mercury, and repealing Regulation (EC) No 1102/2008
In short this legislation prevents the import and export of mercury within the EU/UK. Our popular L90 lifebuoy light contains a mercury tilt switch to activate the light which falls under this legislation.
We are currently redesigning the L90 and at the same time as changing the method of activation, we will also design out the filament lamp, which has proven difficult to source, and replace with an LED.
We will prioritise this new product development programme and hope to conclude this design and have full type approval within 6 months.
To make the transition in the market as easy as possible the new improved L90 will have the same outer plastic as the previous model so will be a drop in replacement on vessels when completed.
In the meantime all our other lifebuoy lights can be used as an alternative and meet all the required legislation and approvals. If you or your Customers can accept an alternative please contact us to switch over any orders.
In fact some of our other lights will prove more economical over their life as they do not require spares or replacement parts.
For all products on the market and vessels we will continue to support replacement parts, such as the bracket, o-ring, dome and lamps (which are due into our stock in early December).
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact myself directly, or for any questions regarding current and future orders please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
I will also be at METS in November where you can discuss with me in person. In the meantime as we have updates to give you on the progress of the new design we will publish these to keep you updated.
We are sincerely sorry for this inconvenience, but legal compliance is obviously a mandatory requirement for Daniamant and all other manufacturers using mercury in their products.
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