Lighting Legislation
March 12, 2012 - 8:52am

Bill H.R.1547
Bans the sale of inefficient bulbs (<60 lumens per watt by 2012; <90 by 2016; <120 by 2020) and demands a plan of action for encouraging the use of more eco-friendly light sources; introduced March 2007.

Bill H219
Inhibits the sale of light bulbs producing less than 40 lumens per watt for home or office use by July 2008; noncompliant product must be labeled as such; introduced in 2007.

Bill H1514

Mandates the establishment of a limit on the amount of mercury in lighting products being discarded in a landfill; introduced in 2007.

Bill A722

Prohibits the sale of most incandescent bulbs in California by 2012; introduced February 2007.

Bill A1109
Launches the California Lighting Efficiency and Toxics Reduction Act, which calls for a schedule for reducing levels of mercury and lead in bulbs sold in California and providing a system for the collection and recycling of the toxin-wielding products; introduced February 2007.

Bill S899
Forbids the use of toxic packaging materials; introduced February 2007.

Prevents the sale of most incandescent bulbs in Connecticut within 210 days of the bill becoming law and imposes a $100 fine; introduced January 2007.

Bill H876
Requires bulbs containing mercury to display a warning; introduced March 2007.

Bill S674
Forbids torchieres from using more than 190W; introduced February 2007.

Bill H909
Demands that ceiling fans meet Energy Star® version 1.1 requirements and contain bulbs that at least meet the lumen-per-watt performance of Energy Star-rated CFLs; introduced February 2007.

North Carolina
Bill DRH30218-RT-5
Prevents the sale of most incandescent bulbs in North Carolina by 2016; introduced March 2007.


Bill H2565/S375
Prohibits torchieres from using more than 190W; torchieres must be tested with U.S. Department of Energy-approved procedures; introduced February 2007.

Rhode Island
Bill 2007-S 0806
Disallows the sale of most incandescent bulbs in Rhode Island by 2012; introduced March 2007.

Bill H124
Requires that ceiling fans have separate lighting and adjustable speed controls and reverse capability; and light kits must be configured for and sold with CFLs; introduced in 2007.

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