General service incandescent reflector lamps

Energy Efficiency Regulations

Note:

Amendment 14 to the Energy Efficiency Regulations was published in Canada Gazette Part II on October 31, 2018. While some provisions come into force upon publication, most provisions of this Amendment will come into force on May 1, 2019. The Guide to the Regulations will be updated with new requirements for affected products in time for the coming-into-force of the Amendment.

Regulatory definition

General service incandescent reflector lamp, an incandescent reflector lamp that has a bulb shape described  in  ANSI  C79.1  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 silver bowl lamp
  • an infrared lamp
  • a lamp that is marketed for heat sensitive applications or for mine, terrarium,   vivarium, airfield, aircraft or automotive use
  • 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, a nominal overall length of not more than 92 mm (3.625 inches) and that 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 July 15, 2012

Compliant product models

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

Labelling requirements 

Lamp package labelling required

Testing standard

CSA C862-12

Energy efficiency regulations by province

Some provinces also have their own energy efficiency regulations for many of the federally regulated products – find out which ones!

Energy efficiency standard

Energy performance standard for general service incandescent reflector lamps *
Lamp wattage (W) Lamp type Diameter (cm) Voltage (V) Energy conservation standard (lm/W)*
40-205 Standard spectrum  > 6.35  ≥ 125 6.8•po.27
40-205 Standard spectrum  > 6.35  < 125 5.9•po.27
40-205 Standard spectrum  ≤ 6.35  ≥ 125 5.7•po.27
40-205 Standard spectrum  ≤ 6.35  < 125 5.0•po.27
40-205 Modified spectrum  ≤ > 6.35  ≥ 125 5.8•po.27
40-205 Modified spectrum  > 6.35  < 125 5.0•po.27
40-205 Modified spectrum  ≤ 6.35  ≥ 125 4.9•po.27
40-205 Modified spectrum  ≤ 6.35  < 125 4.2•po.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
  • 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.