In a new press release from the UK Government, it has been announced that there will be a ban on the sale of halogen lightbulbs in this country as of September this year.
The new legislation comes as part of ‘tighter energy efficiency standards for electrical appliances’ and will see the nation follow similar regulations to the current EU ruling on the use of the bulbs.
The Government will instead encourage citizens to use more energy efficient LED bulbs, which it claims will cut around 1.26 million tonnes of CO2 – the equivalent of getting over half a million cars off the country’s roads. Moreover, this could equate to savings for consumers of up to £75 a year on our energy bills. The legislation will also eventually see fluorescent lights taken off shelves by September 2023.
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