- Partners may now qualify products using the new Luminaires V1.2 specification.
- The Luminaires V1.2 specification is the primary specification available for the qualification of luminaires; certification bodies have been asked to stop certifying using the old specifications with one exception: the Solid State Lighting Luminaires specification (SSL V1.3) was available for the qualification of solid state lighting ceiling-mounted luminaires with diffusers, solid state outdoor wall-mounted porch lights and solid state residential grade task lights. This exception was in place until IES LM-82 was published and LM-82 testing became available at EPA-recognized laboratories.
- Packaging for products qualified using the RLF V4.2 and SSL V1.3 specifications and manufactured before April 1, 2012 may continue to carry the ENERGY STAR label. This includes GU24 based integrated fluorescent lamps qualified using the RLF V4.2 specification, table 3.
- The April 1, 2012 effective date of the Luminaires V1.1 specification means that to carry the ENERGY STAR mark, products manufactured on or after April 1, 2012 must be certified to meet the Luminaires specification.
- Products qualified using the old specifications will not be 'grandfathered' onto the Luminaires qualifying product list.
- The RLF and SSL qualified products lists are archived on the ENERGY STAR website as of April 1, 2012, for reference by utilities and energy efficiency program sponsors.
The Version 1.0 ENERGY STAR Luminaires specification was finalized on February 16, 2011, and was subsequently revised to version 1.1 which took effect on April 1, 2012. The Luminaires V1.2 specification replaced the Residential Light Fixtures (RLF, V4.2) and Solid State Lighting Luminaires (SSL, V1.3) specifications. Materials related to this revision process are provided below. Partners and other interested parties with questions can contact Taylor Jantz-Sell (EPA) at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Comments were solicited only for proposed changes in the V1.2 letter, all other comments on the specification will be considered for future revisions. Comment period closed December 14, 2012
EPA welcomes your feedback on this document. Comments on the Final Draft are due via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, January 14, 2011.
Final Draft Comments Received (comment period closed January 14, 2011)
EPA welcomes your feedback on this document. Comments on Draft 2 are due via email to email@example.com no later than Friday, October 29, 2010.
Second Draft Comments Received (comment period closed October 29, 2010)
EPA welcomes your feedback on this document. Comments on Draft 1 are due via email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, June 21, 2010.