Residential and Consumer Lighting Testing

Satisfy product requirements to ensure a seamless go-to-market process

Satisfy product requirements to ensure a seamless go-to-market process

COMMON REQUIREMENTS AND REGULATORY PROGRAMS FOR THE RESIDENTIAL/CONSUMER LIGHTING MARKET

Testing of lighting products used in residential and consumer applications is a fast-moving environment; testing and certification must be conducted by experienced engineers who know the standards, legislation, and regulations that you must satisfy to get your product to market. TÜV SÜD is a world leader in lighting testing and can assist you in the design and conduct of your testing needs.

ENERGY STAR®

The ENERGY STAR® initiative is a voluntary testing and labeling program jointly operated by the United States’ Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy. ENERGY STAR® encourages manufacturers of a wide range of technologies and electrical appliances to take energy efficiency into account when designing their products. Over the past 20 years, products bearing the ENERGY STAR® label have reduced energy demand by over 270 kilowatt hours and have saved more than $20 billion in energy costs.

California Energy Commission

California Energy Commission’s Title 20 and Title 24 include requirements for lamps and luminaires, including the performance requirements outlined in Title 24, Part 6 Joint Reference Appendix JA8 (JA8), Qualification Requirements for High Efficacy Light Sources. 

Title 20 requirements apply to covered lighting products when they are sold or offered for sale in California. Title 24, Part 6 applies to new construction, permitted retrofits and building alterations and requires all luminaires in new single-family homes, townhouses, and dwelling units of new multifamily buildings to be high efficacy.

US DOE (Dept of Energy)

The US DOE Appliance Standards Program sets mandatory minimum energy efficiency standards on products manufactured and imported for sale into the US. It covers more than 60 categories of appliances and equipment, including Lamps and Luminaires. 

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

The NRCan Energy Efficiency Regulations establish minimum performance standards for energy efficiency and help eliminate the least efficient products from the Canadian marketplace. There are more than seven categories covered by the regulations including Lighting products. 

All regulated products must meet federal energy efficiency standards in order to be imported into Canada or shipped from one province or territory to another for the purpose of sale or lease.

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