Manufacturers of monitoring and control equipment are seeking new exemptions under the revised RoHS directive on hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment. This product group was previously excluded from RoHS.
The requests for exemptions include the use of lead in glass electronic components and fluorescent tubes and electronic ceramic parts. The other two requests are for lead alloys in internal electrical connections and the use of mercury to illuminate liquid crystal displays.
Stakeholders consultation on exemptions from the substance restrictions in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS Directive) involves: