Ban of Halogen Lamps (ErP)
For several years – since 2007 to be precise – inefficient, power-consuming electrical appliances have been phased out in Europe. Lighting is part of this and many types of lamps are being phased out in Europe. Not all types of halogen lamps have therefore been banned in Europe at the same time. But one by one!
On September 1, 2018, the last stage of this EU legislation to ban incandescent lamps, i. e. halogen lamps, will enter into force. This means that they can no longer be manufactured or imported for resale on the European market. Remaining stocks may, however, still be sold.
The following halogen lamps are now affected by this last step:
- Halogen lamps (230-240V)
- Halogen with E14 / E27 base, in bulb and candle shape
- All GU10 Halogen (which do not reach energy efficiency B)
- Halogen R39/R50/R63
- Halogen PAR16/PAR20/PAR30/PAR38
- Halogen with EEK < B and/or lifetime < 2,000h
Some types of halogen lamps, e. g. low voltage reflector lamps or 2 Pin form, will continue to be available and may continue to be sold in Europe. For the time being.