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CFLs Specification 3.0

The U.S. Department of Energy is pleased to issue the final version of the ENERGY STAR Criteria for CFLs — Version 3.0 (dated 10/30/03), which went into effect on January 1, 2004.

Below is the final criteria along with a letter from DOE that provides clarification on the key testing requirements or issues that were raised by partners during the third comment period, as well as topics that were not incorporated into the criteria at this time.

Historical Information:

There were three comment periods for this criteria change and those partner and stakeholder comments are posted below.

If you have any questions, please contact either Richard Karney or Ronald Lewis at richard.karney@ee.doe.gov, ronald.lewis@ee.doe.gov or Susan Gardner at sgardner@drintl.com.

The timeline for the revised ENERGY STAR Criteria for CFLs is:

  • December 12, 2002: Send out 1st revised criteria draft to Partners and Stakeholders for comment
  • January 24, 2003: First Round of Comments Due; DOE compiles comments and revises criteria
  • April 15, 2003: Send out 2nd revised criteria draft to Partners and Stakeholders for comment
  • April 29, 2003: ENERGY STAR CFL Partner & Stakeholder Meeting in Washington, D.C.
  • June 4, 2003: Second Round of Comments Due; DOE compiles comments and revises criteria
  • August 28, 2003: Send out 3rd and final revised criteria draft to Partners and Stakeholders for comment
  • September 19, 2003: Third Round of Comments Due; DOE compiles comments and revises criteria
  • October 1, 2003: Tentative Release Date of final version of the ENERGY STAR criteria for CFLs (Version 3.0)
  • January 1, 2004: Effective Date of the ENERGY STAR criteria for CFLs (Version 3.0)

For those interested parties who could not attend the ENERGY STAR CFL criteria meeting on April 29, 2003, which was held at U.S. Department of Energy’s Headquarters in Washington, D.C., below are the meeting’s presentation and meeting notes for your review.

1st Round of Stakeholder Comments on Proposed Specification:

2nd Round of Stakeholder Comments on Proposed Specification:

3rd Round of Stakeholder Comments on Proposed Specification: