The UK is banning the sale of halogen lightbulbs from September, in an attempt to cut down on carbon emissions. A ban on fluorescent lighting, which is mostly used in offices, will follow in September 2023. The energy efficiency rating system for lightbulbs will also be reset, with bulbs now ranked from A-G in order of efficiency. This will make it easier for shoppers to pick the greenest bulbs, ministers said.
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Scrapping halogen light bulbs could lead to an increase in migraines if they are replaced with certain LED lamps, Public Health England has warned. There are concerns that flickering from some LED lights could trigger headaches and migraines in a small proportion of the population, according to Public Health England (PHE). But a loophole in the ban means migraine sufferers could buy traditional incandescent bulbs from pharmacies on prescription in order to mitigate the risk.
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