EUROPE IMPOSES BAN ON HALOGEN LIGHT BULBS

08/27/2018

Starting September 1, halogen light bulbs will be banned across Europe in an effort to reduce emissions and energy bills by switching to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). LEDs consume one-fifth of the energy of halogen bulbs, which means the phase-out of halogen bulbs will prevent more than 15 million tons of carbon emissions a year. The phase-out will occur gradually, allowing remaining stocks of halogen bulbs to be sold and exempting capsules, linear, and low-voltage incandescents used in oven lights. For the full story, see https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/23/europe-to-ban-halog….