Published On: Tue, Aug 28th, 2018

EU ban of Halogen light bulbs

watts-and-lumensHalogen light bulbs will be banned in Europe starting September the first 2018 as a step forward to switch over to a more energy-efficient light-emitting (LED) technology that  consume one-fifth of the energy of halogen  preventing more than 15m tons of carbon emissions by 2025 and it is part of Europe's efforts to limit damage to the environment and to fight climate change, in addition choosing an energy- efficient lamp will reduce individual energy bill every month, and control electricity use.

Halogen lamps are rated a "D" for energy efficiency on a scale from A++ (most efficient) to E (least efficient) based on the EU eco-design lists.

When compared with LED bulbs that can last up to 10 years, halogen bulbs often have an estimated life of less than one to two years, LED are more expensive than the halogen, but they use a fraction of the electricity and have a much longer lifespan which means lower carbon emissions.

LED Lights last up to six times longer than other types of lights, 95% of the energy in LED is converted into light and only 5% is wasted as heat, they contain no toxic elements that might contaminate the environment when disposed of in landfill waste.

After the ban comes into effect consumers will still be able to buy halogen bulbs for a while, because retailers are still permitted to sell their remaining stock.

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