Andrew Michler

New Light Bulb Labeling Program Coming Next Year

by , 07/07/10

sustainable design, green design, light bulb label, cfl, led, green lighting, energy efficient lighting, ftc light labels

Lumens are the most important rating that consumers will need to be aware of. Obviously lighting can be much more complex than what a simple label can accommodate — other considerations include the Color Rending Index (CRI), cold weather performance, dimmablity, light spread, and Lifecycle Cost Analysis (LCA). The new label program will hopefully help wean consumers away from the poor standard that is the incandescent light bulb — a product that is a pitiful 5% efficient!

+ FTC Light Bulb Labeling Program

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  1. Largest LED Change Out ... September 24, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    [...] that might change the ambiance and lose customers. Fair enough, but now that LEDs can replace incandescents with no discernible visual difference we are looking forward to seeing them in a lot more [...]

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