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New 2012 Standards for General Service Fluorescent Lamps (GSFL)

Effective Date of new DOE standards: July 14, 2012
Current exemptions continue
[For example, lamps with CRI ≥87, cold temp. (CT), UV, etc.]
Impact for 4’ & 8 ‘ Fluorescents Lamps ≤ 4500K and > 4,500K and ≤ 7,000K

 NEMA One-pager on New 2012 Standards for General Service Flr Lps Final

T12 4-ft. & 2-ft U-lamps with medium bi-pin bases

  • Majority of F40 and F34T12 lamps and all FB40 and FB34T12 U-lamps FAIL.
  • 4-ft. requires 3560 lumens @ 40W and 3030 lumens @ 34W to pass @ 89 LPW.
  • 2-ft. U-lamps require 3360 @ 40W and 2856 @ 34W to pass @ 84 LPW.
  • CWX/DX/DSGN50/C50 are exempt due to CRI.

 

T12 8-ft. Slimline with single pin bases

  • All 75W F96T12 lamps FAIL.
  • All 60W F96T12/ES FAIL except for the 800/SPX Series & some 700/SP long life Series.
  • CWX/DX/DSGN50/C50 are exempt due to CRI.

 

T12 8-ft. 800mA HO with RDC bases

  • All 110W F96T12 HO lamps FAIL. Requires enhanced coatings with 10,120 lumens to pass.
  • All 95W F96T12/ES/HO FAIL except for enhanced 800 Series. Requires 8740 lumens to pass.
  • CWX/DX/DSGN50/C50 are exempt due to CRI; CW/CT & D/CT are exempt.

 

T8 4-ft. & 2-ft. U-lamps with medium bi-pin bases

  • All 4-ft. T8 basic 700/SP Series lamps @ 2800 lumens FAIL. Requires 2850 lumens to pass.
  • All other 4-ft. pass.
  • All 2-ft. 800/SPX Series U-lamps pass. Some 700/SP Series pass.

 

T8 8-ft. Slimline with single pin bases

  • All pass except some 700/SP Series. Requires 5723 lumens @ 59W to pass.

 

T8 8-ft. HO with RDC bases

  • All pass except some 700/SP Series. Requires 7912 lumens @ 86W to pass.

 

T5 4-ft with miniature bi-pin bases

  • All pass.