Lighting Legislation for PAR, Incandescent and Linear Fluorescent Replacement Bulbs | HD Supply

Incandescent Bulbs Legislation

The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) established increased minimum energy efficiency standards for incandescent bulbs. The EISA eliminated medium based 40W, 60W, 75W, and 100W incandescent light bulbs over the past few years.

HD Supply offers many incandescent replacement bulbs, including halogen, compact fluorescent, and LED options.

Linear Fluorescent Legislation

Legislation regarding general service T5 and T12 linear fluorescent bulbs took effect July 14, 2012. The 700 series T8 linear fluorescent bulb legislation took effect July 14, 2014.

Bulbs manufactured after these dates must meet new standards based on efficiency and minimum lumens per watt (LPW) requirements based on color temperature.

This legislation applies to the manufacturer of lamps, but we are able to sell through our remaining inventory after legislation effect dates. HD Supply has also introduced many alternative bulbs within the new guidelines.

If you are changing from T12 to T8 system, please note that the bulbs and ballasts will need to be updated. You can't run T8 bulbs on T12 ballasts.

T5 Linear Fluorescent Lamps Affected

  • 48" Length, greater than 26W
    • If less than 4500K and less than 86 LPW
    • If 4500K - 7000K and less than 81 LPW
  • 48" Length High Output, greater than 49W
    • If less than 4500K and less than 76 LPW
    • If 4500K - 7000K and less than 72 LPW
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Which Are Exempt?

  • Other lengths not outlined above
  • Silicone coated bulbs
  • 96" high output T12 bulbs
  • Bulbs with color rendering index (CRI) greater than or equal to 87

T8 and T12 Linear Fluorescent Lamps Affected

  • 48" Length, greater than 25W
    • If less than 4500K and less than 89 LPW
    • If 4500K - 7000K and less than 88 LPW
  • 96" Length, greater than 52W
    • If less than 4500K and less than 97 LPW
    • If 4500K - 7000K and less than 93 LPW
  • 96" Length High Output
    • If less than 4500K and less than 92 LPW
    • If 4500K - 7000K and less than 88 LPW
  • 24" U-Tubes, greater than 25W
    • If less than 4500K and less than 84 LPW
    • If 4500K - 7000K and less than 81 LPW
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PAR Lamps Legislation

Legislation regarding PAR lamps took effect July 14, 2012. All bulbs manufactured after this date must meet new standards based on efficacy and minimum lumen per watt (LPW) requirements. We offer many replacement bulbs of different technologies, including IR coated halogen PARs, compact fluorescent (CFL), light emitting diode (LED) options.

PAR Lamps Affected

  • Standard PARs with a diameter greater than 2-1/4"
    • PAR-20
    • PAR-30
    • PAR-30LN
    • PAR-38
  • Most Long Life IR Coated PARs
  • 130 IR Coated PARs
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