Legislation + Regulation

DOE Passes on New Energy Standards for Metal Halide Luminaires

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice of a final determination pertaining to energy conservation standards for metal halide lamp fixtures (MHLFs).

The Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA) prescribes standards for various consumer products and certain commercial and industrial equipment, including MHLFs. EPCA also requires DOE to periodically determine whether more-stringent, standards would be technologically feasible and economically justified, and would result in significant energy savings.

In this final determination, DOE has determined that the energy conservation standards for MHLFs do not need to be amended because they are not economically justified.

The effective date of this rule is 30 days after the notice has published in the Federal Register.


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