Nearly two thirds of UK consumers have not heard of the ‘halogen lamp ban’
With the sixth stage of the ErP Regulation (EC) 244/2009 coming into force on 1 September 2018, prohibiting certain inefficient non-directional Halogen lamps on the market, LEDVANCE conducted a consumer study that has revealed a lack of knowledge about the ban in Europe.
64% of UK consumers are unaware , among others, the halogen light bulb can no longer be put into circulation anywhere in the EU from September 2018. And that figure is a further 10% higher if the consumers who have heard about the ban but are unclear about the consequences are included.
Since the autumn of 2009 energy-inefficient lamps have gradually disappeared from the market in accordance with a European directive. The ban mainly covers the popular classic halogen light bulbs that are typically made of glass, emit light all round, have an E27 or E14 screw base and are operated without a transformer. Some non-directional halogen lamps with G4 and GY6.35 plug-in bases are also affected. There will be a certain delay before consumers feel the effects of the change, however, because retailers are allowed to sell their residual stocks. Consumers therefore have sufficient time to upgrade their lighting to modern LED lamps.