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Halogen Ban

 

TIME IS NEARLY UP FOR HALOGEN LIGHTING!

From the 1st September 2018, the EU will enforce the sixth stage of the ErP Regulation (EC) 244/2009, banning the manufacture and import of all but a few types of the ever-popular gas-based bulb.

Non-directional bulbs such as GLS, candles and rounds will be outlawed on the first of September, joining directional Halogen spotlights, which were banned in September 2016.

The phase-out was due to be completed in 2016, but after the industry argued the quality of LED’s would not be developed in time for the 2016 ban, halogen non-directional bulbs were given a temporary reprieve; however, with the ban fast approaching, stock is becoming scarce.