Electrical Manufacturers Support DOE Revision of General Service Lamp Definition - Energy Watch News


Electrical Manufacturers Support DOE Revision of General Service Lamp Definition

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Final Rule defining the scope of general service lamps to be consistent with the intent of Congress when it enacted the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The general service LED bulb now accounts for approximately 70 percent of the shipments in the general service lamp category. Because of their longer life, it is estimated that by the end of 2019, 80-84 percent of the general service lamp sockets will be occupied by LED and CFL, while the halogen incandescent bulb is estimated to be in 16-20 percent of these sockets. This trend is not limited to general service lamps. The majority of reflector lamp shipments are now LED, and nearly half of decorative lamp shipments are LED. Data published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration documents that energy-saving lighting has contributed more to the reduction of electricity use in the United States over the last 18 years than any other product category. The DOE Final Rule will not impact the market’s continuing, rapid adoption of energy-saving lighting in the next few years.

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