Federal Mandated Changes in Lighting
As of 7-14-2012 many of the lamps you use will no longer be manufactured.
These lamps replace the old incandescents
These lamp types will no longer be manufactured:
• Most 4-ft. linear full-wattage and energy-saving T12 lamps ( like F34T12CW and F40T12WW)
• All 2-ft. full-wattage and energy-saving U-shaped T12 lamps
(like FB34T12CW/U6 or WW or DX)
• Almost all 60 and 75W F96T12 and 95W F96T12HO lamps (except cold weather applications)
• All 4-ft. T8 basic-grade 700/SP series lamps rated at 2,800 lumens
(These lamps have been extended to July 14, 2014.)
• Some 8-ft. T8 Slimline single-pin 700/SP series and 8-ft. T8 HO RDC-base lamps. (These lamps have been extended to July 14, 2014.)
Note that non-compliant products may continue to be available for some time after the regulation’s effective date, as distributors will not be prohibited from selling them and will likely continue doing so until inventories are emptied. Nonetheless, on July 14, 2012, manufacturing will stop.
Almost all incandescent reflector lamps 40 to 201 watts on standard 120 volt line and >2.5” diameter.
These include almost all BR30 and BR40 and ER lamps. All standard halogen reflector lamps such as PAR20, PAR30 and PAR38.
Exemptions to Incandescent Standards:
• ER30, BR30, BR40, and ER40 rated at 50 watts or less.
• BR30, BR40, and ER40 rated at 65 watts.
• R20s rated at 45 watts or less.