Release of the Final ENERGY STAR® Lamps V1.0 Specification

On Aug 28, 2013, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of the final ENERGY STAR® Lamps V1.0 specification. Lamps V1.0 shall take effect Sept 30, 2014 and replace the Compact Fluorescent Lamps V4.3 and Integral LED Lamps V1.4 specifications.

To qualify for ENERGY STAR®, a product model shall meet the ENERGY STAR® specification in effect on its date of manufacture. The date of manufacture is specific to each unit and is the exact date on which a unit is considered to be completely assembled.The Lamps V1.0 specification raises the bar for CFL performance, reduces testing burden while maintaining performance integrity, and establishes the first set of testing and baseline requirements for dimmable lamps. Due to the longer testing time frames associated with ENERGY STAR® certification for lamps, EPA has allowed just over a year for transition to the new Lamps V1.0 specification. 

Transition Timeline

After May 30, 2014, certification bodies will be instructed to stop certifying new product submittals to CFL V4.3 and ILL V1.4, however models already certified to CFL V4.3 and ILL V1.4 will maintain their certification status until Sept 30, 2014.

Any lamp manufactured as of Sept 30, 2014 must be certified to Lamps V1.0 to bear the ENERGY STAR® mark. All certifications of products to the old specifications will be invalid for purposes of ENERGY STAR® certification, and certification bodies will only submit to EPA product models certified to Lamps Version 1.0.

Included Products

The ENERGY STAR® Lamps specification scope is limited to lamps with integrated ballasts and drivers intended to be connected to the electric power grid with some ANSI standard base types and rated nominal operating voltages:

  • CFL Lamp
  • LED Lamp
  • Dimmable Lamp

Intertek Solution 

Intertek Hong Kong is accredited by NVLAP and TAF where we can provide you the fast entry pass to get Energy Star approval. We can help you get your products into North America faster and more easily, we can test and certify to the product safety, industry performance, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements, and we will manage the entire product certification process from start to finish, saving you the headaches of global certification. 

For more information please contact: 

Ms Crystal Nip
Marketing
Intertek Hong Kong - Consumer & Commercial Electrical
Tel: +852 2173 8820
Email: news.etls-hk@intertek.com

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