US EPA Releases First Draft of Energy Star Lamp V1.0 Specifications

Oct 25, 2011
The US EPA ended last week with the release of its first draft of the Energy Star Lamp V1.0 specification for partners and stakeholders to review and comment on before December 6. In a cover letter accompanying the anticipated standards for compact fluorescent lamps, integral LED lamps, and GU24-based fluorescent lamps, Alex Baker, ENERGY STAR Lighting Program Manager, explained the process in defining the requirements addressed by the draft. The Agency noted its current focus in the draft was on aspects beyond lamp efficacy that would also attend to "consumer barriers to the adoption of energy efficient lighting." 

With the goal of this project to "merge existing specifications into one technology-neutral specification," while increasing quality and reliability of the ENERGY STAR rating, requirements for increase in efficacy are slight. For instance, the separate minimum lifetime requirements for CFLs and Integrated LEDs has been merged into one 'technology-neutral' 10,000 hour proposal. In this case, the change was made in response to the negative effect separate standards had on the adoption of LED lamps. 

This first draft will also be revised the same way it was developed -- with input from stakeholders and those in the industry. In order to achieve this, there will be an "all-day round table discussion" in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 held by the EPA for stakeholders. Further details on how the proposed performance levels and testing requirements were determined will be explained in an overview presentation, and ensuing comments will be accepted until Friday, December 9th. 

For more on the draft and opportunities to comment:

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Author:  Rebecca Milne

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