General service incandescent reflector lamps

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Regulatory definition

General service incandescent reflector lamp, an incandescent reflector lamp that has a bulb shape described in ANSI C78.79 or a bulb shape similar to that shape, and that has an E26/24 single contact or E26/50×39 skirted medium screw base, 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, a diameter of more than 57 mm and a nominal power of at least 40 W but not more than 205 W.

It does not include any of the following:

  • a coloured lamp
  • a rough service lamp
  • a vibration service lamp
  • a BR30 or BR40 lamp that has a nominal power of 50 W or less or of 65 W
  • an R20 lamp that has:
    • a nominal power of 45 W or less, or
    • a nominal power of 100 W and a nominal overall length of not more than 92 mm (3.625 inches) and is designed and marketed for pool and spa applications, or
  • a modified spectrum lamp that:
    • is an ER30 or ER40 lamp, that has a nominal power of 50 W or less
    • is an ER40 lamp that has a nominal power of 65 W, or
    • was manufactured before July 15, 2012

Compliance date

Manufactured on or after June 1, 2009

Manufactured on or after July 15, 2012

For models manufactured prior, refer to the Regulations

Compliant product models

General service incandescent reflector lamps as listed on NRCan’s searchable database

Labelling requirements

Lamp package labelling required

Testing standard

CSA C862-09

CSA C862-12

Energy efficiency regulations by province

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Energy efficiency standard

Energy performance standard for general service incandescent reflector lamps *
Nominal power (W) Minimum average efficacy (lm/W)
ER30 or ER40 lamps manufactured on or after June 1, 2009
50 7.0
< 50 10.5
ER 40 lamps manufactured on or after June 1, 2009
65 12.5
All other R, PAR, BPAR, BR, and ER lamps manufactured on or after June 1, 2009 and before July 15, 2012
40 – 50 10.5
51 – 59 11.0
60 – 85 12.5
86 – 115 14.0
116 – 155 14.5
156 – 205 15.0
All other R, PAR, BPAR, BR, and ER lamps manufactured on or after July 15, 2012
Lamp wattage (W) Lamp type Diameter (cm) Voltage (V) Energy conservation standard (lm/W)*
40-205 Standard spectrum > 6.35 ≥ 125 6.8•P0.27
40-205 Standard spectrum > 6.35 ˂ 125 5.9•P0.27
40-205 Standard spectrum ≤ 6.35 ≥ 125 5.7•P0.27
40-205 Standard spectrum ≤ 6.35 ˂ 125 5.0•P0.27
40-205 Modified spectrum > 6.35 ≥ 125 5.8•P0.27
40-205 Modified spectrum > 6.35 ˂ 125 5.0•P0.27
40-205 Modified spectrum ≤ 6.35 ≥ 125 4.9•P0.27
40-205 Modified spectrum ≤ 6.35 ˂ 125 4.2•P0.27

*P is equal to the rated lamp wattage, in watts.
V = volts
cm = centimetres
lm/W = lumens per watt

Energy efficiency report requirements

  • name of product
  • brand name
  • model number
  • manufacturer
  • name of the certification body or province whose verification mark will be on the product or its package
  • whether a mathematical model as defined in the Regulations was used to generate any of the information provided below
  • description
  • nominal power, in W
  • average lamp efficacy at nominal voltage and at 120 V
  • life, in hours
  • nominal voltage or voltage range
  • luminous flux, rounded to nearest tenth, at nominal voltage and at 120 V
  • diameter
  • correlated colour temperature
  • if applicable, identification of lamps as a modified spectrum lamp

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.