General Service Lamps and Modified Spectrum Incandescent Lamps

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory definition

General service lamp means an electrical device that provides functional illumination and has a luminous flux of at least 310 lm but not more than 2 600 lm, a nominal voltage of at least 110 V but not more than 130 V or a nominal voltage range that lies at least partially between those voltages and a screw base.

It does not include any of the following:

  1. an appliance lamp;
  2. a CFL;
  3. a coloured lamp;
  4. an infrared lamp;
  5. a lamp that has a G-shape as specified in ANSI C78.20 and ANSI C79.1 and a diameter of 12.7 cm or more;
  6. a lamp that has a T-shape as specified in ANSI C78.20 and ANSI C79.1 and a maximum nominal power of 40 W or a length of more than 25.4 cm or both;
  7. a left-hand thread lamp;
  8. a plant lamp;
  9. an incandescent reflector lamp;
  10. a vacuum type or gas-filled lamp that has a sufficiently low bulb temperature to permit exposed outdoor use on high-speed flashing circuits and that is marketed as a sign service lamp;
  11. a silver bowl lamp;
  12. a traffic signal module, a pedestrian module or a street light;
  13. a submersible lamp;
  14. a lamp that has a screw base size of E5, E10, E11, E12, E17, E26/50×39, E26/53×39, E29/28, E29/53×39, E39, E39d, EP39 or EX39 as specified in ANSI C81.61;
  15. a lamp that has a B, BA, CA, F, G16-½, G25, G30, S or M-14 shape or other similar shape as specified in ANSI C78.20 and ANSI C79.1 and a maximum nominal power of 40 W;
  16. a lamp that emits visible light produced by a current passing through a p-n junction solid state device; or
  17. a modified spectrum lamp.

Modified spectrum incandescent lamp means a modified spectrum lamp that has a luminous flux of at least 232 lm but not more than 1 950 lm, a nominal voltage of at le=ast 110 V but not more than 130 V or a nominal voltage range that lies at least partially between those voltages, and a screw base.

It does not include any of the following:

  1. an appliance lamp;
  2. a CFL;
  3. an infrared lamp;
  4. a lamp that has a G-shape as specified in ANSI C78.20 and ANSI C79.1 and a diameter of 12.7 cm or more;
  5. a lamp that has a T-shape as specified in ANSI C78.20 and ANSI C79.1 and a maximum nominal power of 40 W or a length of more than 25.4 cm or both;
  6. a lamp that uses solid state technology, namely, a lamp with a light source that comes from light-emitting diodes;
  7. a left-hand thread lamp;
  8. a plant lamp;
  9. an incandescent reflector lamp that has a shape specified in ANSI C79.1;
  10. a vacuum type or gas-filled lamp that has a sufficiently low bulb temperature to permit exposed outdoor use on high-speed flashing circuits and that is marketed as a sign service lamp;
  11. a silver bowl lamp;
  12. a traffic signal module, a pedestrian module or a street light;
  13. a submersible lamp;
  14. a lamp that has a screw base size of E5, E10, E11, E12, E17, E26/50×39, E26/53×39, E29/28, E29/53×39, E39, E39d, EP39 or EX39 as specified in ANSI C81.61; and
  15. a lamp that has a B, BA, CA, F, G16-½, G25, G30, S or M-14 shape or other similar shape as specified in ANSI C78.20 and ANSI C79.1 and a maximum nominal power of 40 W.

Compliance Date 

September 1, 2008 for lamp package labelling
Manufactured on or after January 1, 2014
Manufactured on or after December 31, 2014

 

Lamp Package Labelling Required

List of Compliant Models

 

Test Standard

IES LM45-09 for the nominal power*
IES LM49-12 for the life*
CIE 13.3-1995 for the colour rendering index*
*The testing must be conducted with the lamp operating at 120 V regardless of its nominal voltage.

 

Energy Efficiency Standard
Energy-using product** Nominal power Life Colour rendering index
Manufactured on or after  January 1, 2014
General service lamps with a luminous flux ≥ 1 050 lm and < 1 490 lm ≤ 53 W ≥ 1000 hours ≥ 80
General service lamps with a luminous flux ≥ 1 490 lm ≤ 72 W ≥ 1000 hours ≥ 80
Modified spectrum incandescent lamps with a luminous flux ≥ 788 lm and < 1 118 lm ≤ 53 W ≥ 1000 hours ≥ 75
Modified spectrum incandescent lamps with a luminous flux ≥ 1 118 lm ≤ 72 W ≥ 1000 hours ≥ 75
Manufactured on or after  December 31, 2014
General service lamps with a luminous flux < 750 lm ≤ 29 W ≥ 1000 hours ≥ 80
General service lamps with a luminous flux ≥ 750 lm and < 1 050 lm ≤ 43 W ≥ 1000 hours ≥ 80
Modified spectrum incandescent lamps with a luminous flux < 563 lm ≤ 29 W ≥ 1000 hours ≥ 75
Modified spectrum incandescent lamps with a luminous flux ≥ 563 lm and < 788 lm ≤ 43 W ≥ 1000 hours ≥ 75
lm = lumens
W = watts

**A rough service lamp, a vibration service lamp, a shatter-resistant lamp or a lamp with an E26d screw base is excluded from the energy efficiency standard only.

Energy Efficiency Report Requirements

  • product name (general service lamp or modified spectrum incandescent lamp);
  • brand name;
  • model number;
  • manufacturer;
  • one of the following, namely: 
    • the name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package, (Note: until March 31, 2018, a general service lamp is not required to be labelled with a verification mark if a certification body has determined that the lamp complies with the applicable energy efficiency standard and has verified the information related to the product’s energy performance that is provided.);
    • in the case of a general service lamp or modified spectrum incandescent lamp for which there is no energy efficiency standard, if a laboratory that is accredited to test the energy performance of lighting products by either the Standards Council of Canada or the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program has verified the information displayed on the product’s package, the name of that laboratory;
  • lamp description;
  • colour rendering index;
  • correlated colour temperature;
  • nominal power, expressed in watts, or if it is a three-way lamp, its nominal power, expressed in watts, at each operating level;
  • luminous flux, expressed in lumens, or if it is a three-way lamp, its luminous flux, expressed in lumens, at each operating level; and
  • life, expressed in hours.

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This document does not constitute part of the Energy Efficiency Act (Act) or its associated regulations.  This document is an administrative document that is intended to facilitate compliance by the regulated party with the Act and its associated regulations.  This document is not intended to provide legal advice regarding the interpretation of the Act or its associated regulations. If a regulated party has questions about their legal obligations or responsibilities under the Act or its associated regulations, they should seek the advice of legal counsel.