The Lighting Association has warned retailers that after March next year there will be no more subsidies for compact fluorescent lamps.
However, the association says more than 350 retailers have taken advantage of the Energy Efficient Lamps Scheme (EELS), which offers them high quality energy saving lamps, subsidised by energy company E.ON.
So far, more than 150,000 lamps have been subsidised via the association, which is also working with the British Hardware Federation to ensure the discounted lamps reach the widest audience possible.
The lamps are all Energy Savings Trust recommended and are supplied in a range of cap types (including SBC), wattages and sizes.
Lighting Association ceo Peter Hunt said: "Independent retailers should take advantage of this great offer while the subsidy is available. Finally independent retailers can also have access to high quality EST approved CFLs at an amazing price. This is an offer not to be missed."