LED alternatives for phased-out halogen lamps

Inefficient non-directional household lamps are no longer permitted to be put into circulation in the European Union from 1 September 2018 as part of the sixth stage of ErP Regulation (EC) 244/2009.

But this change does have a silver lining for lighting professionals and end consumers: LEDVANCE can help them make a smooth transition to the new era with its broad range of energy-saving, long-life and high-quality LED lamps.

Excluded from the EC Regulation are products for special purposes, such as oven lamps, because these cannot be adequately substituted by alternative technologies. Haloline lamps with R7s base and Halopin lamps with G9 bases are also not affected by the regulation.


Affected halogen lamps

ProductBasesWattage
HALOGEN CLASSIC
HALOLINE, HALOPIN, HALOLUX
HALOSTAR

The alternative: LED lamps

As an alternative for banned halogen lamps, LED lamps can be used. With a luminous element completely of glass, as produced by LEDVANCE, these look deceptively similar to original inefficient non-directional household lamps and are therefore ideal direct replacements. Replacing the lamps is also highly simple: take out the conventional household lamp and fit the economic LED lamp – done!

LED lamps are more expensive to buy than comparable halogen types but pay back thanks to their significantly lower energy costs, and they also have a fundamentally higher rated service life.


Overview: LED alternatives for phased-out halogen lamps

CLASSIC A with B22D base
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CLASSIC A with E27 base
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CLASSIC B with B22d base
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CLASSIC B with E14 base
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CLASSIC BW with E14 base
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CLASSIC P with B22d base
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CLASSIC P with E14 base
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CLASSIC P with E27 base
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CLASSIC GLOBE with E27 base
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1906 with E27 base
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HALOSTAR with G4 base
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HALOSTAR with GY6.35 base
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Dimming LED lamps

Whether a LED lamp is fundamentally dimmable or non-dimmable must be specified on the packaging. But dimmable versions may also cause problems, mostly in combination with already installed brightness controllers for traditional lamps. This is on the one hand due to the electronics, and on the other due to the low wattages of the LED lamps that place special demands on a dimmer.

Before replacing a halogen lamp by an LED lamp in a dimmable luminaire, the following information should therefore be noted:

  • Use only dimmable LED lamps.
  • The dimmer used must be suitable for the specific LED lamp.
  • Only use lamps of the same type within a dimmer circuit if not otherwise specified by the manufacturer of the dimmer.