New Energy Standards for General Service Lamps under Consideration
The Department of Energy will hold a meeting April 20 and will accept public comments through May 16 on a proposal to amend the energy conservation standards for general service lamps. The DOE believes that the proposed standards represent the maximum improvement in energy efficiency that is technologically feasible and economically justified, and would result in a significant conservation of energy.
Lamps covered by this rulemaking include integrated low-lumen GSLs (310 ≤ initial lumen output < 2,000), integrated high-lumen GSLs (2,000 ≤ initial lumen output < 2,600) and non-integrated GSLs (310 ≤ initial lumen output < 2,600). If adopted, the new standards would apply to subject GSLs manufactured in or imported into the United States on and after the date three years after the publication of a final rule.