Oct 3, 2016

October 3, 2016 – The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of public meeting pertaining to energy conservation standards for general service lamps (September 27, 2016)

DOE will discuss and receive comments on a proposed definition for general service lamps (GSLs) to be published in a forthcoming notice of proposed definition and data availability; DOE’s approach to analyzing the 22 lamps exempted from the statutory definition of general service incandescent lamp, including available sales data; challenges manufacturers may have in meeting the statutory backstop requirement of 45 lumens per watt; options available to DOE and/or manufacturers to help manufacturers transition to the backstop requirement; and any other issues relevant to the scope of the GSL definition.