Halogen bulbs banned from all shops today – everything you need to know
Originally due to come into force in September, the Government announced plans for the ban last year. It comes as part of the UK’s wider efforts to tackle climate change, with retailers no longer able to sell the majority of halogen bulbs for general household use from today.
New labels have also started to feature on boxes, with energy efficiency now displayed on a scale from A to G.
This will help customers make the right choice and pick the most environmentally friendly lights.
Earlier this year, Chief Executive of Signify UK, which owns Philips lighting, Stephen Rouatt, said: “We welcome the Government’s next step in the transition towards more sustainable lighting products.
“Using energy-efficient LED equivalents for halogen and fluorescent lighting on an even broader scale will significantly help the UK on its journey to decarbonisation, as well as lowering the annual electricity bills for consumers.”
Previously, when an electrical item broke, Britons would find it easier to replace the item rather than repair it due to manufacturers not storing spare parts.
Under the new law, manufacturers will now store spare parts so that white goods and electrical items can be replaced easily.
It means anyone buying white goods or electrical items can find spare parts for their products in case the item breaks out of warranty.
Items included under the new scheme include fridges, washing machines, dishwashers, electronic displays including televisions, light sources and separate control gears.
Electric motors, power transformers and welding equipment are also included and have a right to be repaired.
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