Incandescent A19 Lighting Legislation
The standard A19 incandescent bulb can no longer be manufactured for sale in the U.S. based on the following schedule*:
Retailers and distributors may still sell these bulbs until their inventory is exhausted. Lamp manufacturers may also sell off their existing inventory. Consumers may continue to use existing incandescent bulbs.
Most specialty and decorative lighting sources are not regulated and will continue to be sold.
In addition, all incandescent R20, R30, R40, BR30, BR40, and BPAR reflector bulbs must meet halogen efficiency levels except:
- Lamps rated at 50 watts or less that are ER30, BR30, BR40, or ER40
- Lamps rated at 65 watts that are BR30, BR40 or ER40
- R20 incandescent reflector lamps rated 45 watts or less
Linear Fluorescent and Halogen Legislation
The Department of Energy announced new efficiency standards for linear and U-shaped fluorescent lamps and halogen PAR lamps. The new standard will become effective on July 14, 2012 and will implement lumens per watt (LPW) regulations for linear fluorescent and halogen PAR lamps.
The new regulations will affect the following fluorescent and halogen bulbs*:
- All standard 4-foot T12 bulbs eliminated
- Most 8-foot T12 bulbs eliminated
- Some 4-foot T8 bulbs eliminated
- All standard halogen PAR38, PAR30, PAR20 bulbs within the 40 watt – 205 watt standard eliminated
- No changes for T5 bulbs