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The Halogen ban  


The EU has started to ban the sale of inefficient halogen lighting.  Compared to LEDs, halogen bulbs consume 10 times more energy and emit significantly excess heat which negatively impacts the environment and global warming. 

 

So which Halogen lamps are exactly banned? 
 

  • Effective ban from September 2016, directional halogen lamps or also known as the GU10 or spotlight bulbs. 
  • Effective ban from September 2018: non-directional halogen lamps like the standard pear or candle bulb shaped lamps. 

 

By switching from Halogen to LED, you can save energy and money without compromising on the quality of lighting in your home. Philips LEDs look, feel and behave like a halogen lamp and yet is up to 90% more energy efficient.

 

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  • Money saving with LED Lights
  • LED light sources last longer
  • LED lighting is very energy efficent
  • LED light save up to 90%
  • LED light bulbs last 20-25 times longer

FAQ

1. Is switching from Halogen to LED costly?

 

Although the initial cost of a LED bulb is higher than that of a traditional halogen light bulb, in the long term you save money. The initial investment is more than paid back over the life of the bulb because the running costs are lower due to lower energy consumption and they won’t need replacing for a very long time, typically around 15 years.

 

2. Can I still buy Halogen light bulbs?

Yes, you can still purchase Halogen light bulbs in stores but only until stock runs out. 
 
3. What types of Halogen lamps are still banned?

 

 

From September 2016 onwards all directional halogen lamps (GU10 or spotlight bulbs) are banned and starting from September 2018, all non-directional halogen lamps (standard pear or candle bulb shaped lamps). 
 

4. What is the best alternative for my Halogen lamp?

 

 

We recommend to switch from Halogen to LED as you can save energy and money without compromising on the quality of lighting in your home. Philips LEDs look, feel and behave like a halogen lamp and yet is up to 90% more energy efficient.