California Quality Light Emitting Diode (LED) Lamp Specification
Commissioner: Andrew McAllister
About Docket #12-BSTD-03
The California Energy Commission is opening a public process to adopt a voluntary quality specification for LED lamps that use E26 ("Edison screw") and other types of ANSI-standard lamp sockets.
This specification is being developed in collaboration with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). CPUC Decision 12-05-015 directs the California investor-owned utilities (for their 2013-2014 energy efficiency portfolios) to only propose rebates for screw-based LEDs products that are consistent with the quality specification developed by the Energy Commission. See Section 10.4 of the CPUC decision.
This specification is being developed in response to the findings of compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) incentive program evaluations, which found that the poor performance of CFL lamps was a major impediment to increased market penetration of those products. This specification will set a high performance standard that is intended to create a positive public perception of LED lamps, especially in residential applications.
The California Energy Commission staff will conduct one or more workshops to present a staff report and drafts of the proposed Specification. The scope, time, and date of these workshops will be publicly noticed.
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