Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS)
As a reminder: The phase-out of 50W dichroic 12V halogen lamp!
The first stage of phasing out non-compliant extra low voltage halogen reflector lamps commenced on 1 October 2010. From this date, all halogen mirror reflector lamps such as the 12V 50W MR16 dichroic lamp must achieve the prescribed Minimum Energy Performance Standard (MEPS)
Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) will require the average measured wattage for extra low voltage 12V tungsten halogen multifaceted MR16 dichroic reflector lamps to be no more than 37W.
As of 14 April 2012 the 50W dichroic or mirror back reflector 12V halogen lamp used in many homes and commercial premises will be phased out.
The phase-out will see a ban on importation of the 50W MR16 lamp.
However existing stock already in Australia may continue to be sold.
Alternatives include using the same lamp shape and type with a 35W rating or a Reputable Brand LED lamp.