Lamps Specification

ENERGY STAR Lamps Specification Version 1.0 was finalized on August 28, 2013. The Lamps V1.0 specification will replace the Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) V4.3 and Integral LED Lamps V1.4 specifications on September 30, 2014. Materials related to the revision process are provided below. Partners and other interested parties with questions can contact Taylor Jantz-Sell (EPA) at jantz-sell.taylor@epa.gov or lighting@energystar.gov.

ENERGY STAR Lamps Specifcation Version 2.0 is under development.  Information on the lamps specification revision process can be found on the Lamps Specification V2.0 page.

ENERGY STAR TM-28 Calculator – Updated February 9, 2016
ENERGY STAR TM-28 Calculator (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 104 KB)

ENERGY STAR TM-21 Calculator – Updated February 9, 2016
ENERGY STAR TM-21 Calculator (OFFICEDOCUMENT, 112 KB)

August 28, 2014 – ENERGY STAR Lamps V1.1

July 23, 2014 – ENERGY STAR Lamps V1.1 Revised Proposal

May 23, 2014 – ENERGY STAR Lamps V1.1 Letter

August 28, 2013 – ENERGY STAR Lamps V1.0 Final Specification

Final Draft Comments Received (comment period closed July 23, 2013)
CREE Comments (PDF, 184 KB)
Joinluck Comments (PDF, 233 KB)
LG Comments (PDF, 77 KB)
Orb Optronix Comments (PDF, 64 KB)
Philips Comments (PDF, 117 KB)
Switch Lighting Comments (PDF, 466 KB)

May 13, 2013 – ENERGY STAR Lamps Draft 4 Specification Webinar

January 11, 2013 – ENERGY STAR Lamps Draft 3 Specification Webinar

December 21, 2012 – Draft 3 Version 1.0 Specification

EPA welcomes your feedback on this document. Comments on Draft 3 are due via email to lamps@energystar.gov no later than Friday, January 18, 2013.


August 8, 2012 - ENERGY STAR Lamps Draft 2 Specification Webinar

July 6, 2012 - Draft 2 Version 1.0 Specification

EPA welcomes your feedback on this document. Comments on Draft 2 are due via email to lamps@energystar.gov no later than August 24, 2012.


Second Draft Comments Received (comment period closed August 24, 2012)
Bridgelux Comments (PDF, 107 KB)
Cree Comments (PDF, 200 KB)
GE Lighting Comments (PDF, 1.7 MB)
Isine Comments (PDF, 97 KB)
ITL Comments (PDF, 15 KB)
Joinluck Comments (PDF, 64 KB)
Khosla Ventures Comments (PDF, 135 KB)
Loeb Electric Comments (PDF, 106 KB)
Lucidity Lights Comments (PDF, 137 KB)
NEMA Comments (PDF, 386 KB)
NRDC Comments (PDF, 513 KB)
PG&E Comments (PDF, 276 KB)
Philips Comments (PDF, 118 KB)
Samsung Comments (PDF, 138 KB)
Switch Lighting Comments (PDF, 221 KB)
TCP Comments (PDF, 156 KB)
UL Comments (PDF, 166 KB)

October 24, 2011 - ENERGY STAR Lamps Version 1.0 Laboratory / AB / CB Round Table

October 21, 2011 - Draft 1 Version 1.0 Specification

EPA welcomes your feedback on this document. Comments on Draft 1 are due via email to lamps@energystar.gov no later than Friday, December 9, 2011.

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First Draft Comments Received (comment period closed December 9, 2011)
ADSP Consulting, LLC (PDF, 41 KB)
ATG Electronics (PDF, 12 KB)
CEE (PDF, 73 KB)
CREE (PDF, 196 KB)
CREE Comments 2 (PDF, 86 KB)
ITL Boulder (PDF, 21 KB)
Joinluck (PDF, 52 KB)
Kichler Lighting (PDF, 10 KB)
Leedarson Lighting (PDF, 101 KB)
Lemnis Lighting (PDF, 68 KB)
Lextar Electronics Corp. (PDF, 121 KB)
LG Electronics (PDF, 31 KB)
Litetronics (PDF, 84 KB)
Littelfuse (PDF, 108 KB)
MathPath Optics (PDF, 157 KB)
MaxLite (PDF, 38 KB)
Nebraska Energy Office (PDF, 76 KB)
NEEP (PDF, 76 KB)
NEMA (PDF, 273 KB)
NRDC (PDF, 122 KB)
O2Micro (PDF, 31 KB)
Philips (PDF, 137 KB)
Philips Lumileds (PDF, 74 KB)
Seoul Semiconductor (PDF, 52 KB)
Switch (PDF, 48 KB)
TCP (PDF, 177 KB)
Toshiba (PDF, 127 KB)
UL (PDF, 27 KB)

September 9, 2011 - ENERGY STAR Final Lumen Maintenance Guidance

Note: The ENERGY STAR Lamps V1.0 specification may or may not reference LM-80 test reports. These materials are placed here for stakeholder review in the event that the Lamps specification does reference LM-80 test reports.


June 24, 2011 - ENERGY STAR Lumen Maintenance Guidance Draft

March 22, 2011 - Announcement and Specification Framework Document

Comments Received in Response to March 22, 2011 Lamps Specification Framework Document
Eiko Ltd. Comments (PDF, 30 KB)
Lemnis Lighting Comments (PDF, 158 KB)
LITERONICS Comments (PDF, 60 KB)
MathPath Optics Comments (PDF, 660 KB)
MaxLite Comments (PDF, 40 KB)
NEEP Comments (PDF, 78 KB)
NEMA Comments (PDF, 361 KB)
NRDC Comments (PDF, 238 KB)
Osram Sylvania Comments (PDF, 161 KB)
Philips Comments (PDF, 380 KB)
Soraa Inc. Comments (PDF, 60 KB)
Switch Lighting Comments (PDF, 333 KB)