This measure is expected to mean that LED lightbulbs will account for 85 percent of all bulbs sold by 2030.
Energy Minister, Anne-Marie Trevelyan said: “We’re phasing out old inefficient halogen bulbs for good, so we can move more quickly to longer lasting LED bulbs, meaning less waste and a brighter and cleaner future for the UK.
“By helping ensure electrical appliances use less energy but perform just as well, we’re saving households money on their bills and helping tackle climate change.”
Minister for Climate Change, Lord Martin Callanan added: “Flicking the off-switch on energy inefficient light bulbs is a simple way that households can save money at the same time as saving the planet.
“Phasing out halogen bulbs in favour of LED alternatives that last longer, are just as bright and cheaper to run, is another way that we are helping tackle climate change.”