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Starting in 2012, many commonly used lamps will no longer be manufactured or imported due to non-compliance with the strict new General Service Incandescent Lamp Standards.
As shown below, the initial phase out will be 100W incandescents on January 1, 2012 with the remaining common wattages following over the next two years.
|General Service Incandescent Lamp Standards with Effective Dates|
|Current Wattage||Rated Lumen Ranges||New Maximum Rated Wattage||Minimum Rate Lifetime||Effective Date|
In addition to incandescent lamps, there are new standards which eliminate many halogen reflector lamps and fluorescent lamps as shown on the following charts. The new standards for both take effect on July 14, 2012.
|Energy Conservation Standards for Incandescent Reflector Lamps|
|Lamp||Lamp Type||Diameter||Lumens Per Watt|
|40-205W||Standard Spectrum||Less than 2.5 inches (PAR30, PAR38, BR30 & ER30, BR40 & ER40)||130V: 18.4 to 31.9 LPW 120V: 16.0 to 27.6 LPW|
|40-205W||Modified Spectrum||2.5 inches and greater (R20 & PAR20)||130V: 15.4 to 26.7 LPW 120V: 13.5 to 23.4 LPW|
|General Service Fluorescent Lamp Standards|
|Fluorescent Lamps||Wattage||Color Temperature||Lumen per Watt (LPW) Requirement||Impact|
|4 ft. T12 and T8 Linear (Medium Bi-pin)||25W and above||Up to 4500K and 4500K-7000K||89 LPW and 88LPW||Most Standard 4 ft T12 lamps are eliminated. F32 minimum 2850 lumens: Standard SP lamps at 2800 lumens don't meet standard. Current High Lumen 32W, 30W, 28W and 25W models meet standard.|
|8 ft. T12 and T8 Slimline Linear||52W and above||Up to 4500K and 4500K-7000K||97 LPW and 93 LPW||Generally, 8 ft. T* lamps meet standard. Most T12 lamps are eliminated except 60W 800/SPX T12.|
|8ft. T12 and T8 HO Linear (cold temp. lamps exempt)||All||Up to 4500K and 4500K-7000K||92 LPW and 88 LPW||Many 8 ft. T12 HO lamps are eliminated (both 110W nominal and 95W nominal). 8 ft. T8 HO lamps meet standard. Cold temperature lamps are exempt.|
|2 ft. U-shaped T12 and T8 (includes 6", 3" and 1-5/8" spacing)||25W and above||Up to 4500K and 4500K-7000K||84 LPW and 81 LPW||All T12 2 ft. U-bent lamps are eliminated. Some T8 U-bent standard 700/SP lamps are eliminated. Some T8 800/SPX U-bent lamps will meet the standard.|
|4ft. T5 High Efficiency||26W and above||Up to 4500K and 4500K-7000K||86 LPW and 81 LPW||All T5 HE lamps meet the standard (this regulation prevents the manufacture of lower-performing T5 halo phosphor lamps.)|
|4 ft. T5 High Output||49W and above||Up to 4500K and 4500K-7000K||76 LPW and 72 LPW||All T5 HO lamps meet the standard (this regulation prevents the manufacture of lower-performing T5 halo phosphor lamps.)|