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Rulemaking for Luminaire Test Procedure

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is evaluating energy efficiency test procedures for luminaires and collecting information for the labeling of such products. This activity is mandated by the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct 1992). (42 U.S.C. 6292 note)


Recent Updates | Public Meeting Information | Submitting Public Comments | Milestones and Documents | Related Rulemakings | Statutory Authority | Contact Information


Recent Updates

DOE published a request for information concerning test procedures for luminaires. 76 FR 47178 (August 4, 2011).


Public Meeting Information

No public meeting is scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The luminaire test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2011-BT-TP-0041 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents. For the latest information on the planned timing of future DOE regulatory milestones, see the current Office of Management and Budget Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. All planned dates are preliminary and subject to change.

Request for Information
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking TBD
Final Rule TBD
Compliance TBD

Related Rulemakings

There are no related rulemakings.



Statutory Authority

EPAct 1992 required DOE to support and monitor a national voluntary testing and information program for widely used luminaires that have significant energy savings potential, and to issue a determination as to whether the program developed was consistent with those objectives. The program was required to include specifications for test procedures and labels that will enable purchasers of such luminaires to make more informed decisions about the energy efficiency and costs of alternative products. If DOE determines that a program of voluntary national testing and information for luminaires consistent with those objectives has not been developed, EPAct 1992 directs DOE to develop test procedures for luminaires.

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

luminaires@ee.doe.gov