National Energy Legislation


Incandescent lamps are gradually being phased out by 2014 in order to reduce energy consumption and increase bulb efficiency. The first phase started with the banning of 100 watt incandescent bulbs in January 2012 and ends with a ban on 40 watt incandescent bulbs in January 2014. By 2020, all lamps must be 70% more efficient than today's incandescent light sources.


2013 Replacement Guide

Westinghouse Lighting offers a variety of light bulbs to choose from. The 2013 Replacement Guide will help show the bulbs you need to replace and when. Also shown are the many replacement options from Westinghouse that are available to you today.




Light Bulbs Receive New Labels

New labels will be featured on CFL, LED and traditional incandescent and halogen light bulb packages in an effort to help consumers and businesses make informed purchasing decisions. Bulb facts will include brightness; energy cost; life expectancy, light appearance; energy used (wattage) and mercury notification (if applicable). It's just another way Westinghouse provides Lighting Solutions...made easy!



Energy Star® 4.0

Energy Star® specifications for qualified CFLs have recently been revised. Some products previously covered under Energy Star® 3.0 specifications need to meet additional testing and product labeling standards. Additionally, lumens per watt (LPW) requirements increased and further testing was instated to ensure accurate color temperatures. All packaging must include a CFLs color temperature.

Read more about the new light bulb legislation. (549 KB PDF)