California Appliance Energy Efficiency Program
One of the oldest energy efficiency programs in effect in the U.S. is the Appliance Energy Efficiency Program operated by the California Energy Commission (CEC). Based on state-wide energy efficiency regulations dating back to the 1970s, the California Energy Efficiency Program currently covers more than 50 types of appliances, including commercial and residential lighting products and fixtures. The CEC reports that the Program has saved residents of California more than $76 billion in reduced energy bills since 1975.
Lighting products covered under California’s Appliance Energy Efficiency Program include:
• Ceiling fan light kits
• Fluorescent lamp ballasts
• General service fluorescent lamps
• General service incandescent lamps
• High-intensity discharge lamps
• Illuminated exit signs
• Incandescent reflector lamps
• Light-emitting diode lamps
• Medium-base compact fluorescent lamps
• Metal halide lamp fixtures
• Traffic signal modules and pedestrian modules
Under the Program, manufacturers seeking approval for their products must certify that the energy use and performance of their products meet California’s standards, and submit testing data that demonstrates compliance. Product testing must be conducted by a laboratory approved by the CEC, such as our state of the art facility in Atlanta, GA.
The sheer size of the California market for lighting products makes compliance with the requirements of the Appliance Energy Efficiency Program essential for manufacturers seeking to broaden the distribution of their products. TÜV SÜD supports manufacturers, importers, and retailers achieve compliance with multiple energy efficiency programs by planning a logical and efficient approach to overlapping and competing programs. Contact us today to learn how a regulatory compliance partner such as TÜV SÜD America will save you time and money.
More information available here: California’s Appliance Energy Efficiency Program