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FOCUS LED LIGHTING


With halogen lamps on the way out, we examine what the future of lighting could now look like


Spotlight on the rise of LEDs


lamps could result in signifi cant savings for the end user on their energy bills. Signify UK&I data also shows that a complete switch to LED lighting across the UK over fi ve years would help reduce the UK’s carbon footprint by equivalent to one of our four coal power plants, 636 thousand cars, or nearly half a million (496,000) households. LED lamps currently account for around 60% of all lamps sold in the UK, with this fi gure set to grow to about 85%, in line with the new regulation. As of September 2021 for EU and October 2021 for UK, the UK will


By Simon Greenwood Sales Director, Trade and Specifi cation, Signify UK&I


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he ban on halogen lamps fi rst implemented by the European Commission in 2018 and more recently announced by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial


Strategy (BEIS) will put LEDs well and truly in the spotlight as they become the new normal for lighting. Moving to LED


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implement two updated regulations – the Ecodesign Regulation and the Energy Labelling Regulation. Both have the goal of further expanding the lighting industry’s leadership in sustainability by delivering signifi cant energy savings for lighting products and systems. The goal of the Ecodesign Regulation is that manufacturers of energy-using products (EuP) will, at the design stage, be obliged to reduce the energy consumption and other negative


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