Solid State Lighting (SSL) Luminaires

On September 30, 2008, the ENERGY STAR Solid-State Lighting (SSL) Luminaire program went into effect.

The ENERGY STAR SSL Program Requirements are intended for general illumination. SSL general illumination products were not previously covered by any ENERGY STAR product category, although there are other product categories using light emitting diodes (LEDs) for non-illumination purposes, including indication and decoration.

DOE is leading ENERGY STAR management, specification development, and partner relations for SSL products used for general illumination, including:

  • Residential, commercial, industrial, and outdoor lighting SSL applications of all types
  • Innovative SSL systems applications of all types (includes "free-form" SSL systems and those incorporated into furniture, buildings, and equipment)

Solid-state lighting differs fundamentally from traditional lighting technologies in terms of materials, drivers, system architecture, controls, and photometric properties. To accommodate these differences, new test procedures and industry standards have been developed yet more are needed. To accelerate their development, DOE is offering technical assistance and facilitating ongoing dialogue and collaboration with key standards setting organizations to support the new ENERGY STAR SSL Program.

Additional documents to support implementation of these criteria will be released on an ongoing basis.

To find out how to partner with the ENERGY STAR Solid State Lighting Luminaires program, send an email to or visit Solid-State Lighting Partner Resources. Comments or questions should be sent to

Revision of the ENERGY STAR Criteria for Solid-State Lighting Luminaires

Final Criteria

Draft Criteria

Formal Comments on Proposed Category “A” Additions (as of 9/15/2008)

ENERGY STAR Criteria for Solid-State Lighting Luminaires

Final Criteria

Draft Criteria

Solid-State Lighting Luminaire Stakeholder Meeting Materials

On February 8, 2007, the Department of Energy hosted a stakeholder meeting at DOE Headquarters to review the draft ENERGY STAR criteria for solid state lighting luminaires. Below are the meeting agenda and presentations:

Second Round of Formal Comments (as of 5/15/2007)

First Round of Formal Comments (as of 1/19/2007)