The California Energy Commission has adopted a voluntary lighting quality specification for LED replacement lamps. The California Quality LED Lamp Specification requires LED lamps to meet certain performance criteria. The requirement to use the standard to guide Residential Lighting Incentive Program currently applies to the investor owned utilities, but several municipal utilities are considering the adoption of the standard. The criteria includes the color of a lamp’s light, its consistency over time, requirements regarding dimming and flickering, accuracy in rendering colors and other measures.
CLTC is now the lead organization processing new LED product report reviews for the upstream Residential Lighting Incentive Programs conducted by PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E. CLTC staff work with the utility Program Managers to identify product that will be considered for review. If manufacturers have products that are likely to meet the CEC Specification, the manufacturer should contact the utility Program Manager to be considered for participation. Program Managers will determine which products CLTC will review, based on their program needs.
The product requirements, current procedures document for submitting reports, and the LED Submittal form are available for download:
For questions about CLTC’s role in the program, contact:
Senior Development Engineer
Ref: IOU CQS Evaluation Program
Phone: (530) 747-3847
To submit a product for consideration, contact a Lighting Program Manager:
- PG&E: Winsey Kan, (415) 973-8981
- SCE: Richard Greenburg, (626) 302-0728
- SDG&E: Jeff Cox, (858) 650-6125