California Energy Commission Title 24 Compliance Testing

Compliance Services for Lighting Manufacturers

Compliance Services for Lighting Manufacturers

California Energy Commission (CEC) Title 24 is a regulation that applies to all buildings in California, including new and remodeled homes

A local building inspector looks for properly labelled lamps in permanently wired lighting fixtures or integrated LED fixtures. The lighting fixtures need to be compliant products that appear on the Energy Commission’s Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDBS), a publicly available database that lists all regulated products.

All fixtures installed in residential construction are required to be “high efficacy” as defined by Title 24. Any permanently wired fixture with standard screw-base sockets or other standard socket types is considered “high efficacy” if it contains high-efficacy light sources at the time of inspection. If you manufacture or sell “High Efficacy Light Sources” for installation within new and/or remodeled homes, your products must appear in the Energy Commission’s Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDBS) as required in Title 24.

How we can help you

TÜV SÜD can advise manufacturers of how to:

  • Understand the regulations
  • Test regulated products using the required test methods per JA8/JA10 for:
    • Efficacy 
    • Power Factor 
    • Start Time 
    • Color Characteristics
    • Lumen Maintenance, Life (Ambient or Elevated Temperature) and Survival Rate
    • Dimming
    • Flicker
    • Audible Noise
  • Submit the product to the California Energy Commission
  • Register the product to the MAEDBS database

Your business benefits

Minimize risk – by working with TÜV SÜD to avert nonconformance that could result in expensive recalls and reputation damage. 

Save time and money – with our expert advice you can take corrective actions and improvements early in the product life-cycle, thus avoiding costly and time consuming rework.

Gain a competitive edge – with the globally recognized TÜV SÜD brand, trusted worldwide.

Access complete solutions – by working with a partner to make sense of complicated regulations and provide valuable insight for improvement.


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