*2019 requirements are effective January 1, 2020
Many of our clients have asked about the requirements for listing lighting products with the California Energy Commission (CEC). It’s true, there are a lot of requirements to wade through, but it could be well worth the effort if you intend to sell lighting products in the state of California. Here’s why:
If a builder is going to build in the state of CA, they are required to use lighting products that are considered “High Efficacy” by the California Energy Commission (CEC). The CEC maintains a database of “High Efficacy” lighting products that builders can select from. In order to be listed on the database, products need to be tested for a variety of performance criteria. Once your product is listed on the database, you will be on the shortlist of products that designers, architects, and specifiers can shop from for their California projects. In short, if you want to sell your products for use in the state of California, you will most likely need to be listed on the CEC “High Efficacy” lighting product database.
LightLab International Allentown can help you get your products listed on the CEC database. Contact us today to discuss your particular project, and how we can help you get it listed!
- What testing do I need for my products?
- The CEC has requirements for performance metrics including efficacy, power factor, color metrics, lumen maintenance, start time, dimming, flicker, and audible noise.
- Can similar products be grouped into families?
- Yes, the CEC has policies in place to allow products with similar characteristics to be grouped into a family. Talk with us to review your project plan.
- What changes have been made to the performance criteria in the 2019 requirements (effective January, 2020)?
- Many of the performance requirements have remained the same for the 2019 requirements. Talk to us to review your project plan, and we can help identify any changes that might impact your testing.