Friday, January 18, 2019

New California Energy Requirements... What Does This Mean for Lighting Suppliers?

According to EnergyCode Ace, “The Energy Standards require high efficacy lighting throughout newly constructed homes, and the definition of “high efficacy” luminaire has been expanded to include luminaires containing light sources that meet the new performance requirements outlined in Title 24 Reference Joint Appendix JA8.”

JA8 requirements cover performance criteria including efficacy, dimmability, longevity, color temperature, color rendering, flicker (light modulation), start time, audible noise and power factor.

To see what other highlights of the new requirements include, read the full list on our website!

Friday, January 11, 2019

New Testing and Certification Requirements for Lighting Manufacturers

As of January 1, 2017, new lighting requirements under California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards for new construction took effect.

These new requirements include standards for lighting requirements “to promote lighting products that perform better than current mandatory requirements and to prepare the market for upcoming mandatory efficiency regulations,” according to the California Energy Commission.

What does this mean for lighting manufacturers?

Read more on our website!

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