Halogen Lamps Banned in UK

Halogen Lamps Banned from Sale in the UK from September

From September Halogen Lamps will no longer be sold in the UK this is to reduce the amount of Energy used and to help with reducing climate change.


We have wrote this short Blog to explain the changes this will have on your home lighting including the options you will then have to future proof this.


Disadvantages of Halogen Lamps

  • High Wattage they are expensive to run, LED equivalents use 90% less Electricity
  • They do not last long, LED equivalents last ten times longer
  • They get extremely hot and frequently damage the cables and ceiling insulation around them

All of the lamps you use in your home will already have available a LED bulb with the same fitting be it Edison Screw(ES), Bayonet Cap(BC), downlights GU10, MR16 to name but a few.


Changing from Halogen to LED Bulbs

  • Dimmer switch modules will need changing or they will make a buzzing noise
  • Down Lights(Drivers/Transformers) will need the driver changed or light wont work or flicker


If you are unsure of any of these changes please feel free to contact us for more information, best to consider looking in to this sooner rather than later as after September you could be left waiting for a Electrician to attend to get your light working again if your existing Halogen bulb blows and you can no longer purchase a replacement.



Ricky Mockford


Tel: 07808 088660