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Light-Emitting Diode Lamps

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LED lamps are comprised of an LED source, such as LED packages or LED arrays; an LED driver; an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard base, and other optical, thermal, mechanical, and electrical components.

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Recent and Ongoing Activities

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.


The general service lamps energy conservation standard rulemaking docket EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051 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 adopting a test procedure for integrated light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. 83FR47806 (September 21, 2018).

DOE has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking pertaining to test procedures for integrated light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. 81 FR 76877 (November 4, 2016).

Note: For non-intergated LED lamps follow GSL test procedure.

Public Meeting Information

There is no public meeting is scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is closed.


Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Current Standard

There are currently no energy conservation standards for light emitting diode (LED) lamps.

Current Test Procedure

To determine representative values for light emitting diode (LED) lamps that are currently manufactured or distributed into commerce within the United States, manufacturers must follow DOE test procedure methods specified at 10 CFR 430, Appendix BB.

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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.


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

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


DOE's Office of Hearings and Appeals has not authorized exception relief for LED lamps.

For information about obtaining exception relief, see 10 CFR part 1003.

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


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

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