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Compact Fluorescent Lamps

Regulatory Language for State Equipment Standards

Compact Fluorescent Lamp means an integrally ballasted fluorescent lamp with a medium screw base, a rated input voltage range of 115 to 130 volts and which is designed as a direct replacement for a general service incandescent lamp, including

  • Single based compact fluorescent lamps with twin tube, triple tube, quad tube, square or multiple limb configurations and having integral electronic ballasts;
  • Circle and square lamps with a maximum diameter of 9 inches or a maximum side length of 8 inches and having electronic ballast adapters that are packaged with the lamp;
  • Single based compact fluorescent lamps with integral electronic ballasts and which have a translucent cover over the bare fluorescent tube. The cover may be globe, bullet, pear or other shape; and
  • Single based compact fluorescent lamps with integral electronic ballasts and which have a reflector that may be open or enclosed. The lamp shall be primarily intended to replace wide beam incandescent reflector lamps.

The minimum efficiency standards for compact fluorescent lamps shall be the levels set forth in the table below determined in accordance with the test procedures set forth in 10 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 430, Subpart B, Appendix R (see section 506.6 of this Part). [PDF]

This table contains information on the minimum efficiency standards for Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFLs) based on Lumens per Watt (LPW).

Bare BulbsCovered Lamp w/ No ReflectorsReflector Type
Lamp Wattage <15W > = 15W <15W >= 15-<19 W >=19-25W >=25W <20W >=20W
LPW 45 60 40 48 50 55 33 40

Beyond State Equipment Standards

Consortium for Energy Efficiency
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Federal Energy Management Program
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ENERGY STAR
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Product Listings

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Other Tools

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Last Updated: 12/11/2013