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Poor performing MR16s to be banned in 2013

MR16s to be banned in 2013

Poor performing low-voltage halogen lamps are set to be banned under draft legislation from the European commission.

Under Ecodesign legislation, ‘poor performing’ 12V MR16s will be phased out next year. ‘Quality conventional’ versions, will follow by 2016. It is not though that IR-coated and Xenon-filled halogens will be included in the ban.

The phase-out of poor performing lamps is part of the same Ecodesign legislation which put paid to the 60W incandescent lamp late last year.

The draft documentation for the publication will be published shortly, at which stage Lighting will provide futher comment.

To download an explantory note to the draft legislation on lighting, click here.

*This article was corrected on 28 February 2012 to state that IR-coated and Xenon-filled halogens are not thought to be included in the phase out.

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