Title 24 CEC Testing JA8 and JA10

The California Energy Commission (CEC) produces a list of qualified products that meet or exceed their energy efficiency requirements. This list includes residential products intended for use in the state of California. LightLab International Allentown, LLC is a CEC approved laboratory – we can help you get your product listed.

Title 24 is the building and energy code for the state of California. As such, it requires that products (including lighting Whiteboard with author writing approved in apple green markerproducts) installed in the state of California need to be considered a high-efficacy energy source. Some lighting products are already considered to be high-efficacy light sources (for example: HPS lamps, Inseparable LED products installed outdoors, and colored light sources). Other products require test results proving that they are high-efficacy light sources as defined in a specific section of the code called JA8. There are currently over 34,000 products listed as JA8 High-Efficacy Lighting Products on the “Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System” (MAEDBS).

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has established minimum performance requirements in order for products to qualify as high-efficacy energy sources. These minimum performance requirements vary depending on the light source type. In order to list products as CEC Title 24 approved products, manufacturers need to be signed up for a manufacturer’s account. As is the case for DLC testing, products need to be tested by an ISO17025 accredited laboratory.(LightLab International Allentown, LLC is a NVLAP (Lab Code: 201079-0) ISO17025 accredited laboratory). Testing requirements vary based on the product type, but required testing includes:

  • Integrating Sphere testing for lumen output, efficacy, color metrics
  • In-Situ Temperature Measurements and LM-80/TM21 lumen maintenance projections
  • Dimming Level Testing
  • Flicker Testing
  • Audible Noise Testing

Additional information regarding the California Energy Commission Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards can be found here.