November 14, 2016
As we near the end of 2016, two major regulatory deadlines are approaching for lighting products, including LEDs.
The first is California Energy Commission’s (CEC) latest version of Title 24, set to take effect January 1, 2017. This regulation affects all residential lighting products, as LED light sources (lamp, luminaire and light engines) installed in new or remodel residential construction are required to meet the JA8 High Efficacy requirements, which include photometric and flicker testing.
The second is the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) rulemaking for LED bulbs, which is referenced by the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) mandatory FTC Lighting Facts Label. The revised test method requires testing to the published DOE test method, including a lifetime test, to be used in support of all performance claims for LED bulbs.
If you have questions regarding these new regulatory requirements or need immediate testing to ensure that your products are in compliance, please contact UL to discuss testing, advisory or training needs at [email protected]