The Halogen Ban: What You Need To Know

Sep 30, 2016
At the beginning of this month, the latest stage of the EU legislation phasing out inefficient lamps came into effect. All directional halogen lamps, including the GU10 and PAR, can no longer be imported. Products that have previously been supplied with lamps included, such as G9 and G4 halogen, can still be sold but must have the lamps removed and sold separately. 

The reason for the implementation of the ban is due to the high level of electricity that halogen lamps use, and the UK/EU commitments to reduce CO2 emissions. A halogen lamp will use around 10 times the amount of energy of an LED lamp.

The good news is that LED lamps save you money. A single 50W halogen lamp will cost approximately £1.05 each month to run in electricity, if used for 5 hours a day.
This doesn't sound like much until you think that most people have more than a single lamp in one room, i.e. a spotlight bar with 4 halogen lamps costs around £4.20 a month. An LED fitting with the same light output will cost around £0.42 to run, or £0.10 per lamp a month.

The phase out of removing inefficient lamps from our products has taken place, however our stock holding is such that we will still be selling products with halogen lamps included for some time to come before you start to receive products without lamps.

We have extended the range of LED lamps that we now sell so you can choose a suitable equivalent for your application. Click here to find which wattage of LED lamp you require to replace your current halogen lamp.

If you have any questions or would like to know more, please tweet us @Endon_Lighting email 

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