Lighting Appliance Efficiency Regulations: What's New in the Title 20 Code?

Lighting Appliance Efficiency Regulations: What's New in the Title 20 Code?
Publication Date: 
04/13/2016

The California Energy Commission adopted new standards updating the 2015 Appliance Efficiency Regulations (Title 20) for lighting appliances. Updates will roll out in two tiers with Tier 1 effective January 1, 2018 and Tier 2 effective July 1, 2019. Notably, this update adds standards for small-diameter directional lamps. The updated regulations incorporate elements of lighting product quality for both general service LED lamps and small-diameter directional lamps in addition to the traditional lighting appliance efficiency standards previously included in the regulations. The addition of these new standards will require revisions to the California Appliance Efficiency Database product certification process, as well as updates to product labeling requirements for lamp marking, marketing material, and product packaging.

Major Changes

  • Updates to lamp regulations and categories
  • California Appliance Efficiency Database
  • Product labeling