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US FTC Proposes Changes To Ceiling Fan Labels And Decides Against Changing Lamp Labels

US FTC Proposes Changes To Ceiling Fan Labels And Decides Against Changing Lamp Labels

On January 16, 2024, The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing to amend the content of the Energy Guide Label for ceiling fans. The proposal calls for updating the energy cost information and product comparability range. The proposal would also establish a five-year schedule for regularly updating the energy cost and range information.

Within the same NPRM proposal, FTC decided against revising lamp Lighting Fact Label requirements. FTC also decided against extending Lighting Facts labeling to 25W incandescent lamps and color-tunable lamps. Other decisions in the January NPRM include:

  • Not changing lamp reporting requirements through the DOE CCMS system.
  • Not adding bilingual label requirements
  • Not updating energy cost values on lamp Lighting Facts labels

The FTC is seeking stakeholders’ comments on the NPRM. The full text of the January NPRM 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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