DOE issues final Energy Star criteria for SSL products

As part of the US strategy to accelerate market introduction of LED-based products, these will now be able to obtain Energy Star certification from September 2008.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued the final Energy Star program requirements for solid-state lighting (SSL) luminaires intended for general illumination.

The effective date will be September 30, 2008, contingent on related standards and test procedure finalization.

The final Energy Star requirements can be downloaded from the DOE SSL website at www.netl.doe.gov/ssl/energy_star.html (go to the bottom of the page). Additional documents to support implementation of the criteria will be released later this year.

The Energy Star label is a highly valued and widely recognized mark of energy efficiency that helps guide the American public to select cost-effective, energy-efficient products.

As part of DOE’s national strategy to accelerate market introduction of high efficiency SSL products, the Department is leading Energy Star management, specification development, and partner relations for SSL devices used for general illumination.

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