At the beginning of September, production of halogen bulbs stops in the EU.
The directive was supposed to be introduced two years ago, but due to the high price of LED lighting it was postponed.
Modern LED bulbs are more efficient than halogen and require less power to start, media reports.
Typical halogen lamps have a life span of 2,000 to 8,000 hours, and a LED light can be expected between 30,000 and 50,000 hours.
A higher price for LED bulbs versus halogens is justified by reducing energy costs over the lifetime.
The European Union had previously banned bulbs with glowing threads.