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Comprensión de las regulaciones de iluminación de California

Steve Shepherd |


As LED technology advances, new systems are continuously being developed and released, often accompanied by updated certification requirements. These standards are crucial for maintaining product quality and identifying potential applications.

Today, we will explore some of the new lighting standards established by the California Energy Commission (CEC), demonstrating California's commitment to environmental protection.


California Energy Efficiency Standards


California Title 20 Lighting is a set of regulations governing the sale of lighting products in California. These rules are established by the California Energy Commission (CEC).

This regulation applies to three categories of lighting products: LED luminaires, small diameter directional lamps, and general service lamps.

Manufacturers are required to certify their products using CEC's Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System (MAEDbS) to ensure compliance with energy efficiency standards.

All parties in the supply chain, including manufacturers, distributors, retailers, contractors, and importers, are responsible for ensuring that regulated products are listed in MAEDbS before being sold in California.

Having read this, do you have any questions about what it Title 20 compliance?

LED bulbs must provide general lighting that meets specific requirements for luminous flux and correlated color temperature (CCT). Additionally, these bulbs must meet minimum efficiency standards for Lumens per Watt (LPW), standby power consumption, rated life, and compliance score.

Ultimately, California Title 20 lighting compliance ensures that lighting products meet energy efficiency standards set by the CEC, making it a beneficial requirement for consumers and the environment.

Title 24

Title 24 regulations are a comprehensive set of building energy efficiency standards that are more inclined towards promoting green construction and energy conservation compared to Title 20. These standards apply to various types of buildings, including residential, commercial, and industrial. Title 24 consists of multiple parts covering various aspects of building construction, such as lighting, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and insulation.

In terms of lighting, Title 24 establishes minimum energy efficiency requirements for lighting fixtures and mandates the use of energy-efficient lighting technologies and control systems. For instance, it requires the incorporation of motion sensors or other energy-saving lighting devices. Specific regulations include a Color Rendering Index (CRI) of 90, a Correlated Color Temperature (CCT) not exceeding 4000K, a rated lifetime of at least 15,000 hours, 10% dimming capability, and an instant start time of 0.5 seconds or shorter. Additionally, noise levels must remain below 24 dB at both 20% and 100% brightness. These regulations are aimed at reducing building energy consumption, decreasing demand for energy resources, and minimizing environmental impact.

So it's absolutely crucial that LED bulbs bear the JA8-2016 or JA8-2016-E label. This label indicates that the bulb meets the standards specified in Title 24. While compliance with Title 24 isn't mandatory for selling products in California, it's a prerequisite for all new construction projects. This clearly demonstrates the state's steadfast commitment to environmental leadership.

LED Lighting California Certification Programs

California Proposition 65

If you aim to market your LED lighting products in California, compliance with CA Prop 65 might be essential. CA Prop 65 oversees more than 800 harmful substances present in consumer goods, and a warning label is mandated for importers if their product contains these substances beyond the acceptable limit.

Restricted substances include, but are not limited to, Lead, Cadmium, Acetamide, Chloroform, Colchicine, and Mercury.

Design Lights Consortium

The Design Lights Consortium (DLC) is a non-profit organization committed to promoting efficient lighting. It does this by setting quality standards, fostering thought leadership, and providing resources and tools to the lighting market, all through an open, collaborative dialogue.

The DLC represents a cooperative effort of energy efficiency stakeholders from across the United States and Canada. Their mission is to advocate for quality, performance, and energy-efficient solutions in the commercial lighting sector.

As a voluntary certification initiative, the DLC sets minimum performance standards for LED technology in three critical areas: distribution, color, and longevity/stress. Lighting products must meet these performance standards to achieve certification.

The DLC also stipulates specific technical requirements for lamps and fixtures to be included in their Qualified Product List (QPL). These requirements pertain to minimum efficacies and warranties, minimum light outputs, and minimum lifespan ratings.

Any product that satisfies the criteria set by the DLC can be included in the QPL, which is publicly accessible and searchable online.

Underwriters Laboratories

nderwriters Laboratories (U.L.), a worldwide safety science organization and the oldest and largest independent testing lab in the U.S., ensures the safety of new products and technologies before their global release.

Specifically for LED lighting products and applications:

A product with a UL Listing has been evaluated by a recognized and accredited institution and meets the California residential lighting code as a comprehensive lighting system.

On the other hand, a U.L.-recognized product has had only certain components assessed by an independent lab rather than the entire system.

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