This post is the second in a three part series on EISA light bulb phase-outs: what’s leaving, why it’s leaving, and how we can cope. If you missed the first post on household lamps, you can find it here.
Discontinued Reflector Lamps
New standards have also hit the halogen and incandescent reflector lamps that don’t meet efficiency requirements set by the EISA. The act affects the following:
- BR, ER, and BPAR lamps
- Reflector lamps between 2.25” (R18) and 2.75” (R22) in diameter
- Lamps that have a rated wattage of 40 watts or higher
It really boils down to a lumens per watt issue here. If a lamp doesn’t produce enough light for the amount of energy it consumes, it’s on the way out.
Here’s your guide to the new LPW standards as of 7/14/12 for 40W-205W lamps*:
|Lamp Size (Diameter)||Voltage||Minimum Lumens Per Watt||Replacement Options|
|2.5” (R20 and PAR20)||120V||13.5 to 21.0 LPW||LED, CFL, Halogen IR|
|130V||15.4 to 24.0 LPW||LED, CFL Halogen IR|
|>2.5” (PAR30, PAR38, BR30, BR40, ER30, ER40)||120V||16.0 to 24.8 LPW||LED, CFL, Halogen IR|
|130V||18.4 to 28.6 LPW||LED, CFL, Halogen IR|
*Exemptions to these standards include: Rough service or vibration lamps; colored PAR lamps; BR30, BR40, and ER40 lamps rated at 65 watts; ER30, BR30, BR40, and ER40 lamps rated at 50 watts or less; R20 lamps rated at 45 watts or less. These regulations apply to standard spectrum reflector lamps only. For modified spectrum lamps standards are approximately 17% less stringent. For more info check out this article.