Stricter Energy Efficiency Standards Adopted for Fluorescent Lamps
The Department of Energy has issued a final rule adopting more stringent energy conservation standards for general service fluorescent lamps after having determined that such standards would result in significant conservation of energy and are technologically feasible and economically justified. This rule will affect four-foot medium bipin, two-foot U-shaped, eight-foot slimline, eight-food recessed double contact high output, four-foot miniature bipin standard output, and four-foot miniature bipin high output lamps. Compliance with the amended standards will be required for such items imported into or manufactured in the United States on or after Jan. 26, 2018.
DOE has elected to not issue more stringent energy conservation standards for incandescent reflector lamps, as it had proposed, because doing so would not be economically justified.