The Department of Energy Office of Hearings and Appeals has granted Halco Lighting Technologies a two-year exemption relief for certain T8 fluorescent lamps from the efficiency regulations that went into effect on July 14, 2012, according to the company. This decision permits Halco to continue to manufacture its 700 Series T8 general service fluorescent lamps until July 14, 2014. With this decision, Halco joins Philips, OSRAM SYLVANIA and GE Lighting, which have also been granted an exemption.