‘Cleaner future for UK’: Halogen lightbulb sales to be banned from September – new rules

“Phasing out halogen bulbs in favour of LED alternatives that last longer, are just as bright and cheaper to run, is another way that we are helping tackle climate change.”

LED alternatives cost slightly more initially, but provide savings on electricity bills in the long run.

Retailers will be allowed to continue to sell their existing stock until it runs out.

Chief Executive of Signify UK, which owns Philips lighting, Stephen Rouatt said: “We welcome the UK Government’s next step in the transition towards more sustainable lighting products.

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