Appliance Efficiency Standards Rulemaking for Computers and Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Lamps

Docket # 17-AAER-15

Commissioner: Andrew McAllister

The California Energy Commission will consider the possible adoption of regulations for computers and light-emitting diode (LED) lamps at its November 8, 2017, business meeting. The proposed regulations modify existing appliance efficiency regulations for computers to create a new allowance for a discrete graphics processing unit (GPU) that is packaged on the same substrate as the central processing unit (CPU), which is a new and innovative feature or functionality that was not considered at the time of the original rulemaking and that requires additional consideration in the efficiency levels for computers; make minor modifications to several definitions to better represent computers in the market that were intended to be covered as mobile gaming systems or mobile workstations in the original rulemaking; and allow manufacturers to report estimated LED lamp lifetime pending completion of lifetime testing for state-regulated light-emitting diode (LED) lamps and the LED versions of state-regulated small diameter directional lamps (SDDL), in alignment with the Code of Federal Regulations.


For questions about this proceeding, contact:

Patrick Saxton
California Energy Commission
Appliances and Existing Buildings Office
1516 Ninth Street, MS-25
Sacramento, CA 95814-5512

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