New Federal & State Legislation for light bulbs

In an effort to conserve the nation's energy resources, the U.S. Government has passed multiple legislative Acts. These Acts represent numerous provisions beneficial for the economy and the public.

Question: With existing and new legislation affecting the industry, who do you ask for guidance?

Answer: Light Source. We realize that new legislation means new mandates. Light Source and GE Lighting is dedicated to helping you understand these imperatives and offer energy saving alternatives.

2009 Department of Energy Regulations

The DOE recently announced new efficiency standards for linear and U-shaped fluorescent lamps, and halogen PAR lamps. The new standard will become effective in the summer of 2012 and will implement lumens per watt (LPW) regulations for linear fluorescent and halogen PAR lamps. It will eliminate nearly all 4-foot T12 lamps, some 4-foot T8 lamps, most 8-foot T12 lamps, and nearly all standard halogen PAR38, PAR30 and PAR20 lamps from the marketplace.*

2008 California Title 20 A-Line Regulations

California requires that all general purpose A19, BTT, and TB (incandescent and halogen) light bulbs manufactured after January 1, 2008, and sold in the State of California, meet or exceed minimum energy reduction guidelines.*

2007 Energy and Independence Security Act

The incandescent A-line regulations primarily affect the common 40W, 60W, 75W and 100W incandescent lamps. They require an increase in efficiency by approximately 30% starting in 2012 by requiring a reduction in lamp wattage while maintaining lumen levels. In addition, all R20, R30, R40, PAR20, PAR30, PAR38, BR30, BR40, ER30, ER40, and BPAR must meet halogen efficiency levels. Other provisions contained within the bill include regulations for ballasts used in metal halide fixtures and increased efficiency requirements for federal buildings.*

2005 Energy Policy Act

The 2005 Energy Policy Act regulates and mandates minimum efficiency regulations, incentives and research dollars for lamps, ballasts, fixtures, and LEDs.*

*Note, there are exclusions to each of these regulations, for more specific details please call us at 800-624-0860.

The regulation dates are when the products can no longer be manufactured; inventory built prior to the cut off date can still be sold.