Ceiling Fan Light Kits

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As defined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), “ceiling fan light kit” means equipment designed to provide light from a ceiling fan that can be – (1) Integral, such that the equipment is attached to the ceiling fan prior to the time of retail sale; or (2) Attachable, such that at the time of retail sale the equipment is not physically attached to the ceiling fan, but may be included inside the ceiling fan at the time of sale or sold separately for subsequent attachment to the fan. 10 CFR 430.2 Manufacturers have been required to comply with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits since 2007.

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Recent and Ongoing Activities

DOE has published a Federal Register final rule correction notice pertaining to energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits. 84FR8411 (March 8, 2019).

  • The effective date of this correction is March 8, 2019.

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.

Standards

DOE has published a Federal Register final rule correction notice pertaining to energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits. 84FR8411 (March 8, 2019).

DOE has published a Federal Register final rule pertaining to energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits. 83 FR 22587 (May 16, 2018).

DOE has published a Federal Register final rule pertaining to energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits. 81 FR 580 (January 6, 2016). 

The ceiling fan light kit energy conservation standard rulemaking docket EERE-2012–BT–STD–0045 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents pertaining to this rulemaking.

Public Meeting Information:

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.

Test Procedure

DOE has published a Federal Register notice of final rule regarding test procedures for ceiling fan light kits. 80 FR 80209 (December 24, 2015). 

The ceiling fan light kit test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2014-BT-TP-0007 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents pertaining to this rulemaking. 

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.


Current Standard

Ceiling fan light kits manufactured and distributed in commerce, as defined by 42 U.S.C. 6291(16), must meet the energy conservation standards specified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 10 CFR 430(s).


Current Test Procedure

To determine that ceiling fan light kits that are currently manufactured or distributed into commerce are in compliance with DOE standards, manufacturers must follow the test procedure methods specified at 10 CFL 430.23(x). The methods to conduct the test procedure are further specified at 10 CFR 430, subpart B, appendix V and 10 CFR 430, subpart B, appendix V1.


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Compliance

DOE has established regulations on certification, compliance, and enforcement in the CFR at 10 CFR Part 429.  These regulations cover statistical sampling plans, certified ratings, certification reports, record retention, and enforcement.  More information on these regulations is available here.

Waivers

For information on current test procedure waivers, see DOE’s Waivers webpage

For information about obtaining test procedure waivers, see 10 CFR 430.27.

Exceptions

DOE's Office of Hearings and Appeals has not authorized exception relief for ceiling fan light kits.

Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions

For information on further guidance and answers to Frequently Asked Questions on all covered products, see DOE’s Further Guidance database

State Exemptions to Federal Pre-emption

DOE has not exempted any state from this energy conservation standard. States may petition DOE to exempt a state regulation from preemption by the Federal energy conservation standard. States may also petition DOE to withdraw such exemptions. For details, see 10 CFR part 430, subpart D.

Small Business Exemptions

Any manufacturer of a covered product with annual gross revenues that do not exceed $8,000,000 from all its operations and meets certain other conditions may apply for an exemption to the energy conservation standard. For details, see 10 CFR part 430, subpart E.

ENERGY STAR®

DOE supports the testing and verification of ENERGY STAR® products in close collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Find tips and guidance for making your home, workplace, or vehicle more energy efficient visit EnergySavers.gov.

Contact information

For more information related to this product, please email:
ApplianceStandardsQuestions@ee.doe.gov


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