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Light Emitting Diode Lamps

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There are currently no energy conservation standards for light emitting diode (LED) lamps. LED lamps are comprised of an LED source, such as LED packages or LED arrays; an LED driver; an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard base, and other optical, thermal, mechanical, and electrical components. These LED lamps are primarily used in residential applications as replacement lamps.

The Department of Energy (DOE) will conduct an analysis of the energy, emissions, and costs associated with LEDs during any future energy conservation standard rulemakings.

For more information, please visit the rulemaking page.


Recent Updates | Standards | Test Procedures | Waiver, Exception, and Exemption Information | Statutory Authority | Historical Information | Contact Information


Recent Updates

DOE published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking regarding test procedures for LEDs . 79 FR 36242 (June 26, 2014).

DOE published a notice of public meeting and availability of the framework document regarding energy conservation standards for GSLs, which encompasses LED lamps. 78 FR 73737 (December 9, 2013)


Standards for Light Emitting Diode Lamps

There are currently no energy conservation standards for LED lamps.

Test Procedure for Light Emitting Diode Lamps

There are currently no test procedures for LED lamps.

Waivers, Exceptions, and Exemptions

Because there are no energy conservation standards or test procedures for LED lamps, the provisions of 10 CFR Part 430 and Part 1003 that apply to waivers, exceptions, state exemptions to Federal pre-emption, and small business exemptions are not relevant.

Statutory Authority

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA), as amended, established the "Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles." (42 U.S.C. § 6291–6309) The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007) amended EPCA and directed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to consider the effectiveness of lamp labeling for power levels, light output, and lamp lifetime. (42 U.S.C. 6294(a)(6))

Historical Information

DOE is currently conducting a test procedure rulemaking for LED lamps to support the FTC's determination that LED lamps require labels to assist consumers in making purchasing decisions.

Helpful Links and Contact Information

Helpful Links

Find tips and guidance for making your home, workplace, or vehicle more energy efficient visit EnergySavers.gov.

DOE supports the testing and verification of ENERGY STAR® products in close collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency. ENERGY STAR qualified LED lighting is 75% more efficient than non-qualified units.

Contact information

For more information related to the regulation of this product, please email:


light_emitting_diodes@ee.doe.gov