LIGHTS OFF for halogen lamps?

Say “Bye-Bye” to all halogen illuminants?

 

No, not really. Only non-directional high-voltage halogen lamps will be affected by this. The production and import of high-voltage halogen lamps will cease:

 

  1. On one hand those with the classic E14 and E27 screw bases (non-directional light).
  2.  Directional high-voltage halogen lamps have been banned since 1st September 2016 – the section above applies to all halogen lamps with GU-10 bases.

 

 

 

Exceptions to the above rule in the high-voltage range are halogen lamps with R7 S base or G9 pin base. These may continue to be produced and marked with an energy class C or D.
With low-voltage halogen luminaires ,the main voltage is regulated downwards by means of a transformator. Instead of 230 volts operating voltage there is a 12V/24V transformator for operating fixtures. They are more durable than high-voltage ones and also have a higher light yield.
But EU has tightened the criteria for non-directional halogen lamps in this case too from 1st September 2018.
These have to– among other criteria – comply with energy efficiency of a class “B” at least.
Examples of such low-voltage halogen lamps are the well-known lamps with the G4 pin base. Since September 1st 2016, directional low-voltage halogen lamps have had to met the stricter EU criteria – now they too have to reach the “B” energy efficiency class by this date.
Halogen lamps for special applications – such as ovens lighting are exception to this rule.
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LED is the answer!

If you are uncertain and do not know whether you need new illuminants for your lamp, don’t even break a sweat! This regulation only regulates the distribution of light sources, not their use.

Meaning: If an old halogen lamp needs fixing, you don’t not get an energy guzzler but an energy saver as a replacement. Sounds like a fair deal, doesn’t it?

Pay attention to these when in need for lighting:

  1. Look for the product name. Old halogen remnants are still being sold.
  2. If the temperature of emitted light is important for your mood, we recommend to take a closer look on the package when buying new fixture, since the color of the light is directly indicated on the box.
  3. You are using a dimmer switch? Make sure that the lamp of your choice is marked as dimmable. Careful: Not every LED works with every dimmer – make sure it is compatible.

There you go! So nothing else stands in your way to… 

Say “Bye-Bye” to all halogen illuminants!

Now that we’ve got into your head, go get yourself a new lighting!