Halogen lamps gradually disappear from the store shelves. From 1 September 2018 it is prohibited in the European Union to market the most popular halogen lamps because they do not meet the applicable energy requirements.

The prohibition applies to non-directional lamps on mains voltage that are based on halogen fires, ie the home-garden-and-kitchen lamps. They consume up to five times the amount of energy needed to shine a comparable LED lamp.

For this reason, EU Member States agreed to ban the sale of this type of lamps nine years ago, as was previously the case with incandescent lamps.

The ban must result in a substantial saving in energy consumption. The European Commission estimates that Europeans can save up to 48 watt hours of electricity every year when they exchange their halogen lamps for LED.