ALA is also working with the Dept. of Energy (DOE) on a review of ceiling fan energy efficiency requirements. Upton says the DOE met with ceiling fan manufacturers last October and again in January to discuss the issue.
The DOE also hired two consultants who met with ALA one afternoon during the June Dallas Market in order to get additional input from the industry.
One issue manufacturers hope to resolve, according to Upton, is getting rid of an illogical 190W power limiter requirement for ceiling fans with three-socket candelabra light kits.
“The maximum a candelabra socket is going to have is 60W, so if it’s a three-socket light kit, it’s only going to be 180W,” making the 190W power limiter unnecessary, Upton says.
ALA is also working with the Federal Trade Commission to offer stakeholder input on new ceiling fan labeling requirements.