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New laws,

standards and requirements for lighting

 

 

Legislation on lighting

 

Legislation on lighting is becoming increasingly stringent as new technology pushes the envelope on energy savings and efficiency. Philips offers a range of compliant products to best serve your needs. From simple lamp replacements to complex renovations, we can help you comply.

Legislation Tools & FAQs

Tools & FAQs

Lighting Facts Labels

 

Manufacturers are now required to provide brightness (lumens) and energy-cost information on packaging within a detailed “Lighting Facts” label. This applies to all medium-based general service incandescent, halogen, LED and compact fluorescent bulbs.

 

Download relevant label guides

Replacement Tools

Lamp Replacement tool

 

Select a lamp you currently use and determine if your lamp has been affected by recent legilsation.

 

Find a replacement lamp

Legislation FAQs

Legislation FAQs

 

Learn more about new energy efficiency standards

 

Frequently asked questions

Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA)

1975

 

Established an energy conservation program for many consumer products.

1992

 

Amended the EPCA by setting minimum lamp efficiency standards for some incandescent reflector lamps and some general service fluorescent lamps. It also gave the Department of Energy authority to amend these standards if they were warranted.

Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA)

2007

 

EISA implements new efficiency standards for certain Incandescent Reflector Lamps (IRL) and directs the Department of Energy (DOE) to undertake new energy conservation standards rulemaking for incandescent reflector lamps and general service fluorescent lamps.

Section 321

2012

 

Section 321 of EISA sets minimum efficiency standards for general service incandescent lamps. Once implemented, this section will affect a number of lamps. Some of the most popular include the 100W, 75W, 60W and 40W A19 shaped incandescent lamps.

 

*These rules are not product bans. Rather they demand that new lamps meet certain performance requirements that, depending on the lamp, could include: lifetime, maximum wattage, and/or minimum lumen per watt requirements.

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