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Lighting Legislation Details
To promote greater lighting efficiency and smarter energy use, the U.S. Congress has passed energy efficiency legislation with numerous benefits for the economy and the public.
2005 Energy Policy Act
Mandates minimum efficiency regulations for certain lamps, ballasts, and fixtures; provides building tax incentives; and provides research dollars for LEDs.
2007 Energy Independence & Security Act
Requires an approximate 30% increase in efficiency for incandescent lamps starting in 2012 by reducing lamp wattage while maintaining certain minimum lumen levels.
2009 Department of Energy Regulations
Efficiency standards have replaced lumens per watt (LPW) regulations on halogen PAR lamps and on linear and U-shaped fluorescent lamps effective July 14, 2012, and July 14, 2014.