I was not aware that halogen would follow the same steps of incandescent lighting: it seems that in the next few years they'll also be "phased out". I've seen contradicting articles regarding the date of the ban. Some seem to point to 2018 or even 2020 while others say it'll be right next 1st of September.
I don't see anyone commenting this whole situation on the internet. I'd expect to see people complain about this in this board, too! Maybe no one is aware of this ban? This is particularly alarming, as all my lighting here at home is halogen. I cannot fathom having to live without them, as both fluorescent or LED lighting are instant migraine triggers for me.