US Federal Trade Commission Light Bulb Labeling Requirements
Under U.S. Federal Trade Commission regulations, lamps and light bulb packaging must now include information regarding a bulb’s energy efficiency and performance.
The new Lighting Facts label requirements include:
• A label on the front of product packaging showing brightness (lumen output) and estimated annual energy costs
• A label on the back of product packaging showing information about the bulb’s brightness, energy cost, life expectancy, appearance, and wattage, as well as whether the bulb contains mercury
• An imprint on the bulb itself showing the bulb’s lumen output; bulbs containing mercury must also disclose this information directly on the bulb.
More information about the FTC light bulb labeling requirements
In the past, buyers of incandescent lighting products typically relied on a bulb’s wattage in determining the correct bulb for a given application. As incandescent lighting is gradually withdrawn from the marketplace, the FTC’s light bulb packaging requirements will assist consumers in identifying lighting products that are appropriate to their needs.
Understanding how to generate a Lighting Facts label and how the label will improve the marketability of your product is essential in the competitive luminaries market. TÜV SÜD America product services lighting group can assist with your lighting facts label requests.