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Rulemaking for Light-Emitting Diode Lamps Test Procedure

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The Department of Energy (DOE) is establishing test procedures for light-emitting diode (LED) lamps to support implementation of labeling provisions by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) established under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).


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


Recent Updates

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


Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting is scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

Comments may be submitted through regulations.gov, email, postal mail, or by hand delivery/courier. All comments must be received by August 4, 2014. Please see the Public Participation section of the notice for additional directions regarding submission format, campaign form letters, and confidential business information.

Any comments submitted must identify the LED test procedure rulemaking by name and provide its docket number EERE-2011-BT-TP-0071 and/or Regulation Identifier Number (RIN) 1904-AC67. Comments may be submitted using any of the following methods:

  1. Federal eRulemaking Portal: The rulemaking docket at www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  2. Email: LEDLamps-2011-TP-0071@ee.doe.gov. Include the docket number and/or RIN in the subject line of the message.
  3. Mail: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, Mailstop EE–5B, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20585–0121. Please submit one signed original paper copy.
  4. Hand Delivery/Courier: Ms. Brenda Edwards, U.S. Department of Energy, Building Technologies Office, 950 L’Enfant Plaza, SW., Suite 600, Washington, DC 20024. Telephone: (202) 586–2945. Please submit one signed original paper copy.

Milestones and Documents

The light-emitting diode lamps test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2011-BT-TP-0071 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.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule

Related Rulemakings

There are no related rulemakings.

Statutory Authority

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.

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

light_emitting_diodes@ee.doe.gov