U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Building Technologies Office – Appliance & Equipment Standards
Establishment of Test Procedures for Light-Emitting Diode Lamps
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Recent Updates: The Department of Energy (DOE) has published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NOPR) for the test procedure for light-emitting diode (LED) lamps on April 9, 2012 and held a public meeting on May 3, 2012 to discuss the NOPR. At the public meeting, DOE presented and invited discussion on the test procedure rulemaking process as it applies to LED lamps and request comments, data, and information from participants. DOE encourages stakeholders to review the public meeting materials and submit comments on issues that are addressed in the NOPR no later than June 25, 2012.
The purpose of this light-emitting diode (LED) lamps rulemaking is to establish test procedures to determine input power, lumen output, correlated color temperature (CCT), and rated lifetime for these products. This test procedure rulemaking would enable the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to reference a DOE test procedure for LED lamps for FTC's labeling program.
This rulemaking is applicable to integrated LED lamps that comprise an LED source, such as LED packages or LED arrays, an LED driver, American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard base, and other optical, thermal, mechanical, and electrical components. These LED lamps are primarily used for residential applications as replacement lamps.
Key dates are provided below. The LED lamps test procedures rulemaking docket EERE-2011-BT- TP-0071 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents.
- Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
There are no related rulemakings.
Title III of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA or the Act; 42 U.S.C. 6291 et seq.) established the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles, covering major household appliances, designed to improve energy efficiency. On December 19, 2007, the President signed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA 2007; Pub. L. 110-140), which amends EPCA and directs the FTC) to consider the effectiveness of lamp labeling for power levels, light output, and lamp lifetime. DOE is undertaking this test procedure rulemaking for LED lamps to support FTC's determination that LED lamps require labels under EISA section 321(b) and 42 U.S.C. 6294(a)(6) to assist consumers in making purchasing decisions.