Low Voltage Halogen Lamps to be banned from 2013
From next year low voltage halogen lamps are set to be banned, revealed Lux Magazine; but it is not as bad as it sounds.
A draft legislation has been drawn up by the European Commission to say that ‘poor performing’ versions and low-quality lamps from Far Eastern imports will be excluded from sale in the European Union from 2013.Long life (IRC) lamps will take their place, although more expensive they will give longer life and greater energy efficiency.
With lighting legislation and Part L 2013 coming in next year a statistic has been revealed that; ‘although it is argued that it shouldn’t be necessary for smaller projects-where there isn’t the budget to invest in a specialist lighting designer. That the whole process is too complex and unnecessary.
Revealed that a project by a specialist lighting designer will typically use 30 per cent less energy than one from a non-lighting expert.
It is expensive, but the end result both aesthetically and with energy efficiency in mind, makes it well worth a serious consideration.