The Department of Energy (DOE) has regulated the energy efficiency level of torchieres since 2005. A torchiere, or torch lamp, is a lamp fixture with a tall (such as 5 foot) stand of wood or metal. Torchiere lamps use fluorescent or halogen incandescent light bulbs.
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Standards for Torchieres
The following content summarizes the energy conservation standards of DOE’s regulations. The text is not an official reproduction of the Code of Federal Regulations and should not be used for legal research or citation.
Torchieres manufactured and distributed in commerce, as defined by 42 U.S.C. 6291 (16), on or after January 1, 2006, must meet the energy conservation standards specified in the Code of Federal Regulations 10 CFR 430.32(t). This information is also in the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.
There is no test procedure for torchieres. The Energy Policy Act of 2005 established a design standard instead, which is reflected in the energy conservation standard.
CFR 430.27 for test procedure waivers does not apply to torchieres.
DOE's Office of Hearings and Appeals has not authorized exception relief for torchieres.
For information about obtaining exception relief, see 10 CFR Part 1003.
State Exemptions to Federal Preemption
DOE has not exempted any state from this energy conservation standard. States may petition DOE to exempt a state regulation from preemption by the federal energy conservation standard. States may also petition DOE to withdraw such exemptions. For details, see 10 CFR Part 430, Subpart D.
Small Business Exemptions
Any manufacturer of a covered product with annual gross revenues that do not exceed $8,000,000 from all its operations and meets certain other conditions may apply for an exemption to the energy conservation standard. For details, see 10 CFR Part 430, Subpart E.
The current energy conservation standards for torchieres are mandated by Part A, the "Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles"of Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended. (42 U.S.C. 6291–6309) These appliances are all treated as "covered products" under Part A. (42 U.S.C. 6291(42))
The Energy Policy Act of 2005 amended the Energy Policy and Conservation Act to prescribe energy conservation standards for torchieres. These were placed in the Code of Federal Regulations in October 2005.
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