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New CalEnergy Regs to increase costs of LED bulbs.

Press Release Summary:

Feb 01, 2016 - California Energy Commission unanimously approved Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations despite sound and substantive policy recommendations by industry, lighting experts, and consumer groups working to ensure sustained market adoption and energy efficiency gains. According to NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff, approved regulations were based on poorly analyzed data of the emerging LED market. Vote will negatively affect growth and efficiency gains of LED technology in California.

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Original Press Release

New CalEnergy Regs to Increase Costs, Lower Energy Efficiency for LED Bulbs

Press release date: Jan 28, 2016

ARLINGTON, Va,. —Today the California Energy Commission (CEC) unanimously approved the Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations despite sound and substantive policy recommendations by industry, lighting experts, and consumer groups working to ensure sustained market adoption and energy efficiency gains. Following is a statement by National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) President & CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff after the vote:

“Electrical manufacturers want to increase the sales, efficiency gains and overall use of LED products in California--we are not at odds with that CEC objective. The regulations approved today were based on poorly analyzed data of the emerging LED lamp market.

“Today’s market price of general service LED lamps is nearing parity with the product they are primarily intended to offset, the halogen incandescent lamp. And their price is continuing to fall. By contrast, CEC staff analysis acknowledges the Title 20 proposal enacted today will increase the price of LED lamps and that the proposed designs are less energy-efficient than today’s more popular LED options.”

“Sadly today’s vote will negatively affect the growth of LED technology in California, the efficiency gains that accompany it, and the prices local citizens have to bear.”

Click here to read NEMA Comments on Final Amendments to Title 20 Appliance Efficiency Regulations.

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