DOE Lightbulb Enforcement Ban
A Bright Idea?
In case you are in the dark like many of us, the Department of Energy (DOE) published two final rules related to General Service Lamps (GSL) and General Service Incandescent Lamp (GSIL) back in July 2022:
- Expands the definition of General Service Lamps
- Codifying the 45 lumens per watt backstop requirement
You may be asking yourself why are we talking about it now? Great question! That is because January 2023 the DOE started to disseminate warnings to Americans and retailers to remind them of the impending ban on certain types of lightbulbs. That means, for many of us who have the older incandescent, halogen, or compact florescent lights (CFL) will find it increasingly difficult to find said bulbs.
Full enforcement will go into effect August 1, 2023, with manufactures who violate the ban could face fines up to $542 per bulb not in compliance with the new rule. For a full look at the Final Rules click HERE NOW or you can view the GSL Enforcement Policy Statement HERE!
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