The “end” of inefficient halogen household lamps with nondirectional light
Who and what will be affected by the ban at first?
- The rule will primarily impact lamp makers and retailers at first.
- The new ErP Regulation exclusively applies to initial “placement on market” throughout the entire EC market.
- Stored inventories of inefficient halogen lamps with nondirectional light will continuously fall beginning on September 1, 2018, until the last lamp is gone
Features of the affected lamp
One of the lights that may not be placed on the market starting on September 1 will be halogen “incandescent lamps” that provide all-around light, use typical glass bulbs and operate without a transformer. Most of these lamps have the widely used E27 or E14 screw base and provide general, mood and doorway lighting. In the LEDVANCE portfolio, such products are found in the family Osram Halogen Classic. Some nondirectional halogen lamps with a Type G4 or GY6.35 plug-in base – like the Halostar Standard 24V – will also be affected by the upcoming prohibition.
Non affected lamps
Items that will be excluded from the regulation include special-purpose products like oven lamps that cannot be replaced with an alternative, energy-saving technologies. Other products not covered by the regulation are certain halogen lamp types with an R7s or a G9 base like the OSRAM Haloline or the OSRAM Halopin made by LEDVANCE.
A good alternative: professional LED lamps from LEDVANCE
The energy- and cost-efficient OSRAM brand LED lamps from LEDVANCE are a very good replacement option for the affected halogen lamps. Among other products, LEDVANCE provides its customers with a series called PARATHOM® LED RETROFIT CLASSIC. This is a broad line of LED lamps with the latest filament technology that can readily take the place of old halogen “incandescent lamps.” The replacement products come in full-glass as dimmable models as well as in clear or matte versions. They bear a very close resemblance to their halogen predecessors. The higher price for the LED models will be quickly recouped through significantly lower electricity bills and the products’ considerably longer nominal lifespan. To make the transition to LED products even more interesting, LEDVANCE offers a manufacturer's warranty of up to five years.
Do you want to calculate how much energy you save by switching from Halogen to LED Technology? Click here to be directed to our Blanko TCO calculator for lamps.
See more detailed information about LED Product replacement in the PDF Flyer here attached.
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The new fluorescent lamps are very unreliable and severely dangerous. Nearly burnt down my hose three times with the energy savers. They short out easily, catch fire very easily and don't last as long as incandescents.
People are misguided by ënergy saving. I have thrown out 9W energy savers that consume 50 W. Is this energy saving? I doubt it. The average lifetime of energy savers is 250 to 300 hours. The average lifetime of my incandescent, 1200 hours.
I think the industry should stop lying to consumers.
You cannot get a 100W of light energy out of a 21W light. You get 18W of light energy calculating the losses in the circuits to drive a neon tube.