The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the release of the final ENERGY STAR Lamps V1.0 specification. Lamps V1.0 will replace the Compact Fluorescent Lamps V4.3 and Integral LED Lamps V1.4 specifications on September 30, 2014.

This specification raises the bar for CFL performance, reduces testing burden while maintaining performance integrity, and establishes the first set of testing and baseline requirements for dimmable lamps. Lumentra participated in the Round Robin testing orchestrated by Energy Star to refine and validate the flicker and dimming requirements.

ENERGY STAR manufacturer partners should elect to have their certification body certify their eligible products to the Lamps Version 1.0 requirements to future-proof their certification. Products certified to old specifications will maintain their certification status until September 30, 2014.

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Contact Lumentra, if you have any questions regarding this new specification.  Lumentra will be glad to be of assistance in your ENERGY STAR certification process.