All stained glass lamps of DRAGONFLY collection hold certification consistent with EU directive RoHS!*
The main aim establishing above mentioned directive is to reduce the amount of hazardous substances (such as lead, mercury, cadmium, PBB and PBDE) piercing environment from the electrical and electronical waste. It becomes remarkably critical because the product you purchase will serve you for years. You need to be sure the item that surrounds you not only does make your eye happy but also is safe for your health.
Each single element of our lamps, starting from the lamp footing, through the electrical instalation, to tin stained glass shade parts, are made of elements that are not hazardous to health.
Above mentioned elements (such as lead, mercury, cadmium) are very toxic in concentrations bigger than those restricted by RoHS. That provides the ability to cumulate in organism, mainly in bones, kidneys and brain. Their salts and monoxides can be the reason of dangerous poisonings and chronic circulatory system deseases, nervous system, kidneys and tumours.
RoHS Certificate has also a substantial meaning for a lamp appearance. The uncertified solders will never be as elegant as the certified ones which are about 30% more expensive in the main production. The most remarkable difference is shown in the photographs .
The lamps pictures from farther distance also conceal the inconvenient details and that is why it is extremaly important to make sure what you buy and to ask about the certification before you purchase a lamp.
Stained glass lamp is an elegant, handmade living room or bedroom equipment. It is about to be served for years so it is really worth to ensure that it will be a decorative element not a blemish one. The lamp is not lighted during a day hence having it as an ornament in this condition is desirable either (the day light conceals many productive drawbacks).
BEFORE YOU PURCHASE MAKE SURE THE LAMP HAS A RoHS CERTIFICATE!
The seller’s duty is to deliver a comprehensive information about the lamp certification!
* RoHS- The Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive 2002/95/EC, (RoHS 1), short for Directive on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, was adopted in February 2003 by the European Union.
The RoHS 1 directive took effect on 1 July 2006, and is required to be enforced and become law in each member state. This directive restricts (with exceptions) the use of six hazardous materials in the manufacture of various types of electronic and electrical equipment. It is closely linked with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive (WEEE) 2002/96/EC which sets collection, recycling and recovery targets for electrical goods and is part of a legislative initiative to solve the problem of huge amounts of toxic e-waste. Each European Union member state will adopt its own enforcement and implementation policies using the directive as a guide.
RoHS is often referred to (inaccurately) as the 'lead-free directive', but it restricts the use of the following six substances: Lead (Pb), Mercury (Hg), Cadmium (Cd), Hexavalent chromium (Cr6+), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), Polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE)
RoHS helps reduce damage to people and the environment in third-world countries where much of today's "high-tech trash" ends up.The use of lead-free solders and components has provided immediate health benefits to electronics industry workers in prototype and manufacturing operations. Contact with solder paste no longer represents the same health hazard as it used to.