The Million Lamp Challenge has officially been launched by the University of California system in consultation with the California State Department of General Services.

The groups have issued their purchasing standards to encourage the purchase and installation of high-quality LED lamps in their buildings:

UC System Purchasing Standard
DGS Purchasing Standard

The purchasing standards follow the Voluntary California Quality LED Lamp Specification published by the California Energy Commission and used by California investor-owned utilities to determine which lamps are eligible to receive incentives.