Halogen lamps

EECA are currently considering MEPS for extra low voltage halogen lamps.

Product consultation

A consultation meeting was held in Auckland in December 2014. Written submissions were due by 13 February 2015.

You can read the product profile for incandescent, halogen and compact fluorescent lamps for more information.

If you’d like us to contact you about further developments email: regs@eeca.govt.nz


In Australia and New Zealand, there is a lack of comprehensive data related to residential lighting technologies and their usage, and existing data sources are disaggregated. There are several reasons for this:

  • Lighting is a complex area - each dwelling typically incorporates more than 30 lamps of various technologies.
  • Use of lighting is complex - lights in homes can be subject to hundreds of user interactions (switchings) per day.
  • Lighting technologies are changing rapidly, particularly with the increasing popularity of compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) and light emitting diodes (LEDs).

A report has been produced to evaluate and summarise the findings of a number of recent reports and other available data sources relating to residential lighting, in order to provide an insight into:

  • Types, applications, designs and usage of household lighting.
  • Past/present trends and future projections of lighting technologies.
  • Consumer knowledge and awareness of lighting energy efficiency.
  • Limitations of, and gaps in, data.
  • Likely trends in energy consumption associated with lighting and opportunities for further government initiatives to derive energy savings from household lighting.

The report outlining research on lighting in Australia and New Zealand is available on the Energy Rating website.

Residential lighting overview report - Energy Rating website