The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it will hold a public meeting next month to discuss energy conservation standards for general service incandescent lamps. The DOE is seeking input on a number of matters including challenges manufacturers face in meeting the 45 lm/W requirement.
DOE will discuss and receive comments on a proposed definition for general service lamps (GSLs) to be published in a forthcoming notice of proposed definition and data availability; DOE’s approach to analyzing the 22 lamps exempted from the statutory definition of general service incandescent lamp, including available sales data; challenges manufacturers may have in meeting the statutory backstop requirement of 45 lumens per watt; options available to DOE and/or manufacturers to help manufacturers transition to the backstop requirement; and any other issues relevant to the scope of the GSL definition.
The meeting and webinar is Oct. 21, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
Documents associated with the standards rulemaking are included in Docket No. EERE-2013-BT-STD-0051.