September 16, 2015
UNITED STATES ̶ The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has proposed rules specific to the energy conservation standards for ceiling fan light kits. The document, entitled Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for Ceiling Fan Light Kits (CFLKs), specifies that CFLKs must use a minimum lumen output per watt (lm/W) of a lamp, or lamp efficacy in:
|Product||Lumens||Proposed Level (lm/W)|
|All Ceiling Fan Light Kits (CFLKs)||<120||50|
|>120||74̶ 29.42 × 0.9983lumens|
The proposed rule shall be applicable in all States, on and after the date three years after the publication of any final rule for this rulemaking.
The publication of the proposed new rule is based on the Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975 (EPCA), as amended, that prescribes energy conservation standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including CFLKs to be checked for relevance and update.
The proposed rules are open for public consultation until October 13, 2015.