The ENERGY STAR label is primarily intended for products to be installed in residential applications, though some commercial grade light fixtures are included in the program.
Most lighting products used in open-plan offices, warehouses and other large commercial or industrial spaces are not labeled by the ENERGY STAR program. EPA encourages building owners and operators to consider lighting design as part of the overall building system and offers ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager energystar.gov/benchmark as a means for tracking and evaluating the impact of energy efficiency improvements – including lighting upgrades on building performance over time.
High-performing commercial lighting products in the categories below are eligible for ENERGY STAR qualification.
|NOT Eligible to Earn the ENERGY STAR|
|Linear fluorescent lamps and their solid state retrofits|
|High bay fixtures and recessed troffers|
|Outdoor street and area lighting: wall packs, garage, canopy lighting and wall packs (spec in development)|
|Signage of any type, including EXIT signs and channel letter backlighting systems|
|Linear fluorescent pendants|
|Party or entertainment lighting|
|Adapters or converters|