Legislation + Regulation

The End of The T12 Era Approaches

By now, the electrical industry is well aware that national energy standards have eliminated the manufacture and import of fluorescent magnetic ballasts for 4- and 8-foot standard and energy-saving T12 lamps, with few exceptions.

On July 14, 2012, Department of Energy (DOE) rules regulating general-service fluorescent lamps will go into effect, eliminating many popular models and dramatically accelerating the market shift to T8 and T5 lamp/ballast systems.

Electrical Contractor has published a feature story I wrote about these regulations and the options T12 system owners are facing this year as the T12 era comes to a final close.

Read it here.


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