The incandescent A-line regulations primarily affect the common 40W, 60W, 75W and 100W incandescent lamps. It requires an increase in efficiency by approximately 30% starting in 2012 by requiring a reduction in lamp wattage while maintaining lumen levels.
Most Specialty and Decorative lighting sources are not regulated and will continue to be sold.
The new standards are shown in the chart below.
|Lumen Range*||Minimum Life||Effective Date**|
** CA and NV can adopt standards one year earlier. All other states preempted.