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Current Standard

For the purpose of this regulation, standards pertain to following general service fluorescent lamps:

1. Any straight-shaped lamp (commonly referred to as 4-foot medium bi-pin lamps) with medium bi-pin bases of nominal overall length of 48 inches and rated wattage of 25 or more;
2. Any U-shaped lamp (commonly referred to as 2-foot U-shaped lamps) with medium bi-pin bases of nominal overall length between 22 and 25 inches and rated wattage of 25 or more;
3. Any rapid start lamp (commonly referred to as 8-foot high output lamps) with recessed double contact bases of nominal overall length of 96 inches;
4. Any instant start lamp (commonly referred to as 8-foot slimline lamps) with single pin bases of nominal overall length of 96 inches and rated wattage of 52 or more;
5. Any straight-shaped lamp (commonly referred to as 4-foot miniature bi-pin standard output lamps) with miniature bi-pin bases of nominal overall length between 45 and 48 inches and rated wattage of 26 or more; 
6. Any straight-shaped lamp (commonly referred to 4-foot miniature bi-pin high output lamps) with miniature bi-pin bases of nominal overall length between 45 and 48 inches and rated wattage of 49 or more.
General service fluorescent lamps manufactured and distributed in commerce, as defined by 42 U.S.C. 6291(16), must meet the energy conservation standards specified in the Code of Federal Regulations, 10 CFR 430.32(n)PDF.

Each of the general service fluorescent lamps listed in the table below must meet or exceed the applicable listed lamp efficacy standards. This information is also in the Electronic Code of Federal Regulations.

Each of the following general service fluorescent lamps manufactured after July 14, 2012, shall meet or exceed the following lamp efficacy standards shown in the table.
Exceptions for 700 Series, T8s 

DOE's Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) has authorized exception relief for general service fluorescent lamps (700 series, T's) to the following companies: