Legislation + Regulation, Lighting Industry

California CEC Proposes The Repeal Of Portable Luminaire Title 20 Requirements

Banner from California CEC web page Title 20 Requirements Repeal for Portable Luminaires

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has formally proposed to end Title 20 regulations on portable luminaires. CEC has issued Notice of Proposed Action (NOPA) for the Repeal of Portable Luminaires Rulemaking, TN # 247747.

Portable luminaires include wall plug products like table lamps and desk lamps. The CEC proposes to repeal standards for this appliance type relating to definitions and testing, marking, certification, and energy performance requirements. Because of recently increased general service lamp efficiency requirements, nationally, the standards are no longer beneficial. The American Lighting Association was active in advocating for the elimination of Title 20 requirements on portable luminaires.

The CEC held a public hearing about the proposed Title 20 change, last week, on January 18th. The CEC will consider and possibly adopt the proposed regulatory changes at a CEC Business Meeting at the date and time listed below. Interested persons, or their authorized representative, may present oral and written statements, arguments, or contentions relevant to the proposed regulatory changes at the business meeting.

California Energy Commission Business Meeting

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

10:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)

The CEC webpage for this proposed Title 20 change is here.

More LightNOW legislative coverage is available here. 

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David Shiller
David Shiller is the Publisher of LightNOW, and President of Lighting Solution Development, a North American consulting firm providing business development services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The ALA awarded David the Pillar of the Industry Award. David has co-chaired ALA’s Engineering Committee since 2010. David established MaxLite’s OEM component sales into a multi-million dollar division. He invented GU24 lamps while leading ENERGY STAR lighting programs for the US EPA. David has been published in leading lighting publications, including LD+A, enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDs Magazine, and more.


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