Energy Star | Business | Apr 03, 2023

Sunset of the ENERGY STAR Specifications for Lamps and Luminaires

With this letter, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is finalizing the sunset of the ENERGY STAR specifications for lamps and luminaires effective December 31, 2024.

Recessed downlights, discussed, will be covered by a new specification moving forward. Lighting requirements will be removed from the ENERGY STAR ceiling fan and ventilation fan specifications effective August 1, 2023. Fans with lighting will still be eligible.

Please contact the ENERGY STAR team at with any questions. For inquiries on DOE’s Rulemaking please contact Bryan Berringer at EPA appreciates the efforts of lighting partners to advance a cleaner environment through the ENERGY STAR Program and applauds your success in moving the market towards greater energy efficiency.

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