DOE published a notice of proposed rulemaking concerning test procedures for LEDs. 77 FR 21038 (April 9, 2012).
A public meeting was held May 3, 2012.
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.
EPCA established the Energy Conservation Program for Consumer Products Other Than Automobiles, covering major household appliances, designed to improve energy efficiency. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 amended 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.