Compact Fluorescent Lamps

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory Definition

An integrally ballasted compact fluorescent lamp that has (a) a medium screw base; and (b) a nominal voltage of at least 100 V but not more than 130 V or a nominal voltage range that lies at least partially between those voltages.

Compliance Date

Manufactured on or after June 1, 2009

Lamp package labelling required as per  sections 424 to 429 of the Regulations

List of Compliant Models

Test Standard

CSA C861-10
IES LM65-10

Energy Efficiency Report Requirements

  • product name (compact fluorescent lamp);
  • brand name;
  • model number;
  • manufacturer;
  • the name of the laboratory (accredited to test the energy performance of lighting products by either the Standards Council of Canada or the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program) that has verified the values for nominal power, luminous flux and correlated colour temperature and the name of the laboratory or manufacturing facility (accredited to test the energy performance of lighting products by either the Standards Council of Canada or the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program, an A2LA certified laboratory or an ISO 9000 certified laboratory or manufacturing facility) that has
    1. if the life testing of the CFL is completed, verified the value for life provided, or
    2. if the life testing of the CFL is not completed, verified 40% of its design life and at that point in the testing not more than one unit in the test sample has failed;
  • nominal voltage;
  • nominal power, expressed in watts or if it is a three-way lamp, its nominal power, expressed in watts, at each operating level;
  • lamp efficacy;
  • luminous flux, or if it is a three-way lamp, its luminous flux at each operating level;
  • life*, expressed in hours;
  • correlated colour temperature.

*A dealer is not required to provide information related to the life of a CFL if (a) at the time the information is to be provided the life testing of the product is not completed, but 40% of the product’s design life has been verified; and (b) the dealer provides the following:

  1. a statement indicating that 40% of the product’s design life has been verified,
  2. the date on which life testing began,
  3. the design life of the product, and
  4. the number of hours of life that have been verified.

Within 30 days after the day on which the life testing of the CFL is completed, the dealer must provide the following:  (a) the product’s life as verified; and (b) the name of the laboratory or manufacturing facility that performed the verification.

Download the energy efficiency reporting template.

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.