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Efficiency is playing an increasingly significant role in efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Standards for various appliances, including small ones, are being made stricter.

In April, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) established new energy-efficiency standards for general service lamps, commonly referred to as regular light bulbs.

These standards were required by Congress in 2007 and will become effective in July 2028.

U.S. Secretary of Energy, Jennifer M. Granholm, stated that appliance efficiency standards like these are “one of the most effective methods” to reduce costs and carbon emissions. The DOE estimates that these new standards will save Americans over $27 billion on utility bills and result in a reduction of 70 million metric tons of carbon emissions over a 30-year period.

The impact of light bulb efficiency standards is multifaceted. Besides reducing power consumption, costs, and emissions, they also lead to the elimination of certain bulbs that cannot meet the stricter requirements. For instance, previous minimum standards implemented by the DOE, in response to the Congressional mandate, phased out traditional incandescent bulbs, which were widely used but inefficient.

The new standards adopted this month will accelerate the phase-out of compact fluorescent bulbs, which the market has already been moving away from. In contrast, LED bulbs are much more efficient, and the new standards will support the market’s transition towards these products.

This change will also have the positive effect of making indoor spaces brighter. According to the DOE, the new rule will nearly triple the efficiency level for the most common light bulbs, increasing from the current output of about 45 lumens per watt to more than 120 lumens per watt.

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GTG Group, with our expertise in regulatory compliance, can assist you in obtaining DOE (Department of Energy) certification. We offers comprehensive services tailored to meet the stringent requirements of DOE certification. Our team of experts is well-versed in the latest regulations and standards set by the Department of Energy, ensuring that your products or projects comply with all necessary guidelines.

  1. Initial assessment: GTG Group begins with a thorough assessment of your current processes and products. This helps identify any gaps or areas that need improvement to align with DOE standards.
  2. Documentation and compliance: They assist in preparing all necessary documentation, including technical specifications, test reports, and compliance statements. This ensures that all submissions to the DOE are accurate and complete.
  3. Testing and validation: GTG Group accredited laboratories can conduct the required tests and validations. This step is crucial to demonstrate that your products meet the energy efficiency and performance criteria set by the DOE.
  4. Regulatory navigation: Their experts guide you through the complex regulatory landscape, helping you understand and navigate the various requirements and deadlines associated with DOE certification.
  5. Ongoing support: After obtaining certification, GTG Group provides ongoing support to ensure continued compliance. This includes regular updates on regulatory changes and assistance with any subsequent renewals or modifications.

By partnering with GTG Group, you can streamline the DOE certification process, reduce the risk of non-compliance, and ensure that your products are market-ready and competitive. Interested in learning more? Please fill out our short form, our expert will be glad to assist further.

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