The production of halogen lamps will be stopped slowly from 1 September 2018

March 2018

The European Commission has decided to slow down the production of halogen lamps on 1 September 2018.

In 2015, the Member States and the European Commission agreed to slowly stop producing the inefficient D-class halogen lamps. As a result, more time will be available to lower the costs of LED lamps.

In the first instance, it was agreed to stop production on 1 September 2016. However, this will now be postponed until 1 September 2018. The production of certain inefficient halogen lamps will stop because the consumption of halogen lamps is 5 times higher than that of energy efficient Led lamps.

From 1 September, certain non-directional mains voltage halogen lamps (especially the pear-shaped models) will no longer be placed on the market. This does not apply to the directional halogen lamps, which we often encounter in desk lamps.

Delaying the measure has a number of advantages for the consumer. For example, switching from an ordinary halogen lamp to an energy-efficient LED lamp can save around € 115 on the total lifespan of approximately 20 years. In addition, a new, more energy-efficient LED lamp is already reclaimed within a year.

             Phased-out in 2018             Still available

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