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Word has it there’s been some confusion as to whether the FTC’s “Lighting Facts” label requirements are still in place. So we thought it would be a good idea to shed some light on the issue. The FTC’s requirements at 16 C.F.R. Part 305 still apply and, what’s more, nothing has changed: The FTC’s black and white Lighting Facts labels, like the one below, must still appear on packages for general service lamps and specialty consumer lamps.

FTC Lighting FactsConfusion may have arisen due to the closure of the voluntary DOE LED Lighting Facts® program, which is separate from the FTC labels. On March 1, 2018, the DOE stopped accepting new lighting facts products for that agency’s program.

The end of DOE’s program does not affect the existing consumer Lighting Facts labels that the FTC Rules require.



Hoking Wang
August 13, 2019
I have two questions to consult. 1. How to fill the information of Light Appearance of the "Lighting Facts" label for the tunable white LED bulb and tunable color bulb? And also for the information of brightness and energy used. These bulbs have a range of CCT, brightness, and energy used, not one value. No Label Templates for these bulbs. 2. Based on the 16CFR § 305.15, the range of Light Appearance in the Templates of the lighting facts is from 2600K to 6600K, if the CCT is 2200K or 9000K, how to fill the label?

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