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    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)



    Established an energy conservation program for many consumer products.



    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)



    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



    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.

    California Title 20



    Beginning January 1, 2018, California state-regulated LED lamps, small diameter directional lamps (SDDL), and general service lamps (GSL) manufactured on or after January 1, 2018 will be required to comply with the performance, testing and marking requirements of California’s Appliance Efficiency Regulations (Title 20).

    California Title 24

    The California Energy Commission’s Title 24 regulations outline energy efficiency standards for residential and non-residential buildings. 


    To view a list of Phillips Lighting residential indoor and outdoor lighting technologies that meet the Title 24 California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards visit the link;

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