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R20 Short Lamp Request for Exclusion from Energy Conservation Standards

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has granted a petition for rulemaking by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association requesting the initiation of a rulemaking to exclude from coverage under Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) standards 120 volt, 100 watt, R20 short (having a maximum overall length of 3 5/8 or 3.625 inches) incandescent reflector lamps (IRLs) marketed for use in hot tub spas.


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


Recent Updates

DOE published a final rule regarding the request for exclusion of 100 Watt R20 short incandescent reflector lamps from energy conservation standards. 78 FR 68331 (November 14, 2013).


Public Meeting Information

No public meeting is scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The public comment period is closed.

Milestones and Documents

The R20 short lamp request for exclusion from energy conservation standards rulemaking docket EERE-2010-BT-PET-0047 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.

Petition Requesting Exclusion from Standards
  • Petition, Federal Register, 75 FR 80731 (December 23, 2010)
  • Comment deadline: closed
Request for Information
Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
Final Rule

Related Rulemakings

This rulemaking is related to the incandescent reflector lamps standard and test procedure.



Statutory Authority

DOE is undertaking this rulemaking to consider exclusion from coverage under energy conservation standards for R20 short lamps pursuant to the requirements of 42 U.S.C. 6291(30)(E). Under this section, in order to exclude a fluorescent or incandescent lamp, the Secretary must make the determination, by rule, that standards for the lamp ‘‘would not result in significant energy savings because such lamp is designed for special applications or has special characteristics not available in reasonably substitutable lamp types.’’(42 U.S.C. 6291(30)(E))

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

incandescent_reflector_lamps@ee.doe.gov