The European Union has banned the use of halogen light bulbs which is to be replaced with more energy efficient LEDs. The ban is said to commence from September 1 2018 as manufacturers and shop owners will not be allowed to store, import or sell hallogen light bulbs.
According to the industry, campaigners and experts, the change to LED lights will reduce emissions and energy bills as LEDs consume five times less energy than halogen light bulbs and the ban will prevent more than 15 million tonnes of carbon emissions a year.
Concerns have been as it is believed that as opposed to the EU’s attempt, consumers will suffer financially because of the expensive price in purchasing LEDs.
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