EU Delays ban of Halogen bulbs to 2018 I

<< Go Back Posted By:administrator on Apr 23,2015in Industry News

Recently, it is reported that EU member states have voted in favor of pushing back halogen bans to 2018, as lobbyist argue LED alternatives are simply not ready to meet market demands yet.

The agreed ban of all non-directional bulbs rated energy class C or lower was moved from Sept. 2016 to Sept. 2018. On April 17th, the delay was supported by member state experts in a close vote and it was the first time that the EU has fallen back on agreed product efficiency measure.

The European Commission argued LED technology was not ready yet, and by switching to energy-efficient lamps in 2018 would still save the equivalent of Portugal’s annual electricity consumption each year and cut CO2 emissions by 15.2 million tonnes by 2025.