estimated annual saving for customers

to choose more energy effi cient lamps and appliances by making better informed choices.

In conclusion The ban by the UK Government

on halogen lamps is taking a step in the right direction to ensure that only exceptional quality products can enter the market and consumers are provided with all information at the time of purchase.

a few small diff erences, such as there being no requirement to use an EPREL style database as long as the data is documented in a publicly accessible web page. For simplicity, many

manufacturers, Signify included, may well choose to utilise the EPREL2 database.

This regulation will be a key

component in UKCA compliance. Between now and September 2021, manufacturers can continue to put products that don’t meet the

new standards on the market, but these must be sold by March 2023.

The measures are estimated to save

customers £75 a year on their energy bills due to LED lamps having a far longer lifetime, while stronger labelling across the board will enable customers

The changes and regulations will impact every manufacturer and are in line with sustainability goals that are pushing for more effi cient lighting practices and circular products.

These are benefi cial for the global economy and put human health and comfort fi rst while also furthering the UK’s journey to reaching net-zero.


A UK-wide switch to LED over fi ve years would save the same amount of carbon as:

coal-fi red 1 power plant

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T e sale of mains voltage halogen non-directional lamps was banned in the UK on 1 September 2018, meaning low voltage non-directional halogen lamps could continue, as long as they comply with eco-design requirements. T e new regulations will phase out

most remaining halogen lamps from September 2021 and the traditional fl uorescent tube lighting, which is common in offi ces, from September 2023 onwards. HL R7 halogens will remain available

on the market, and some fl uorescents such as T5s. Exemptions will be in place for

lamps designed and marketed specifi cally for scene-lighting use in fi lm studios, TV studios, and photographic studios, or for stage- lighting use in theatres or other entertainment events. T e wider package of energy

effi ciency measures includes the right to repair, new energy labels and higher energy effi ciency standards for white goods, TVs and other electrical appliances. UK Energy Minister, Anne-Marie

Trevelyan, said: “We’re phasing out old ineffi cient halogen bulbs for good, so we can move more quickly to longer lasting LED bulbs, meaning less waste and a brighter and cleaner future for the UK. “By helping ensure electrical

appliances use less energy but perform just as well, we’re saving households money on their bills and helping tackle climate change.”

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