EU began to ban imports of GU10 halogen spotlights and PAR30 halogen floodlights from Sep.
September 1, 2016, the European Commission in accordance with the European Commission (hereinafter referred to the European Commission) Regulation No. 1194/2012, a number of halogen bulbs ban. This Regulation sets out environmental design requirements for directional lamps and other lighting appliances in the EU market.
In accordance with EU legislation, "directional light" means a luminous flux having a luminous output of at least 80% within the solid angle range of "Sr" (corresponding to a cone with an apex angle of 120). Since 1 September 2016, directional lights on the EU market must comply with the energy saving provisions of Table III of Annex III of Regulation No. 1194/2012 (also known as "Phase III").
The "Phase III" requirement, effective from 1 September 2016, applies to directional lights which will be placed on the EU market. Reported that the provisions of the implementation, GU10 halogen spotlights and PAR30 halogen floodlight that is prohibited to market.
However, this requirement does not apply to directional lights which have been placed on the EU market by 1 September 2016 and which have previously been sold on shelves or stored in warehouses. Reported that the EU (especially the UK), regardless of the current retailers, the accumulation of a large number of directional halogen spotlights. Although these halogen spotlights failed to meet stringent energy efficiency standards, but in September 1, 2016 has been put to the EU market, perhaps still in store sales.
These old halogen spotlights are well received by consumers, because the price is cheaper than LED lighting. Reported that the British supermarkets and large hardware stores accumulated tens of millions of old halogen spotlights to ensure that customers can still buy in the next few years.
In accordance with Regulation No. 1194/2012, the ban entered into force on 1 September 2016, paving the way for the future expansion of the ban, which prohibits the sale of "D" halogen lamps of low energy efficiency. The ban was originally scheduled to take effect on 1 September 2016, but the effective date was postponed by two years to September 1, 2018.
The European Union is expanding the scope of the ban on halogen bulbs in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 244/2009. Regulation 244/2009 sets out environmental design requirements for non-directional domestic bulbs in the market, including non-directional household bulbs for sale for non-domestic use or for other products. "Domestic light bulb" means a bulb used for the lighting of a domestic room, but does not include a special purpose bulb; non-directional bulbs are not "directional" in nature.
Regulation (EC) No. 244/2009 stipulates that non-directional domestic light bulbs must comply with certain lamp performance requirements in Table 1 of Annex II. The "Stage 6" (originally scheduled to take effect on 1 September 2016) introduced a more stringent lamp performance requirement. In other words, the low-performance "D" halogen bulb was originally scheduled to expire on September 1, 2016 Shall not be put into the EU market. However, in the year 2015, the Commission will review the Regulation on Technical Progress No. 244/2009 and decide to postpone the implementation date of Regulation VI by two years to September 1, 2018.