ALA & NEMA Submit Recessed Downlight Comments
In April, ALA joined NEMA in submitting comments to ENERGY STAR’s Version 1.0 Draft 1 product specification for recessed downlights. ENERGY STAR put forth the draft because of the request ALA and NEMA made during the review process for ENERGY STAR’s lamps and luminaires specification sunset proposal.
After reviewing the draft, it became clear that the draft was not workable in its existing form. The draft defines the scope of the specification and outlines the test criteria, the performance metrics and the requirements for certification, lumen maintenance, rated life, serviceability, controls, labeling and more. The draft also describes the process for determining an effective date that would align with the end of the ENERGY STAR luminaire specification.
Read the recessed downlight ENERGY STAR Version 1.0 Draft 1.
Thanks to the direct input from manufacturing members, ALA and NEMA submitted constructive comments aimed at improving the draft before it is finalized. Amongst other points, the comments focused on setting an appropriate efficacy level and establishing a reasonable effective date.
Read ALA & NEMA’s joint comments.