DOE Issues a Final Rule Pertaining to Standards for General Service Lamps 

DOE Issues a Final Rule Pertaining to Standards for General Service Lamps 

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register Final Rule pertaining to energy conservation standards for General Service Lamps (GSLs). In this final rule, DOE is codifying in the Code of Federal Regulations the 45 lumens per watt (“lm/W”) backstop requirement for general service lamps (GSLs) that Congress prescribed in the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, as amended. DOE has determined this backstop requirement applies because DOE failed to complete a rulemaking regarding GSLs in accordance with certain statutory criteria. This final rule represents a departure from DOE’s previous determination published in 2019 that the backstop requirement was not triggered.

  • The effective date of this rule is 75 days after the Final Rule has been published in the Federal Register. DOE will send a follow up email to announce the effective date once the notice has published in the Federal Register.
  • DOE will host a General Service Lamps Enforcement Policy Webinar on Wednesday May 4, 2022, from 2:00 pm -3:30 pm. Please email appliancestandardsquestions@ee.doe.gov to request a link to join the webinar.
  • Find product information for General Service Lamps including current standards and test procedures, statutory authority, waivers, exceptions and contact information.

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