The Impacts of Changes to ENERGY STAR and Title 24 on Light Sources and Light Fixtures
Wednesday, March 01, 2017: 1:15 PM - 1:45 PM
Recent updates to the ENERGY STAR® Lamps and Luminaires programs by the EPA as well as the latest changes to California’s Title 24 building code have major implications on the lighting products available to the residential lighting market. Such changes in these programs will help usher in a major shift to E26-based and LED light sources for many residential fixtures that previously relied heavily on CFLs and GU24 lamp bases. The elimination of lamps that are less than 65 lm/w from the ENERGY STAR lamps program and the new high efficacy JA8 compliance requirements of Title 24 have major implications on product specifications, product availability, and fixture design. Fixture manufacturers must be prepared to adjust to new technologies and the associated issues of changing from a more mature CFL product to a still rapidly-advancing LED lamp type, and users of these fixtures should be aware of these important program changes.