California Title 24
Effective January 1st, 2017, California has updated its Title 24 energy standards to align with the most recent available LED technology in the market. This may affect the use of existing Feiss LED products in California, and present some opportunities to use the majority of the Feiss line along with qualifying LED replacement lamps.
With the advances in LED replacement lamp technology, California is mandating the usage of high efficacy-qualifying lamps. Therefore, both integrated LED and legacy light source screw based sockets will be required to be high efficacy per the CEC's requirements.
To help make navigating the Feiss product line easier, we have some simple guidelines to follow for Residential installations:
- All Feiss outdoor lighting, both integrated LED and screw based fixtures, qualify as high efficacy. For screw based fixtures, purchase high efficacy LED replacement lamps that are listed in the Title 20 database. Clear labeling is required on these lamps, and your local distributors should have more information.
- LED indoor lighting: the indoor LED standards are stricter for Title 24 than the outdoor standards. Included are flicker requirements for dimming, and color temperature standards that our integrated LED sources. Our Team is actively working on new modules which we will implement into our product line in the very near future. You will receive notifications of such changes as they occur. Currently, Feiss integrated LED fixtures are not approved for installation indoors in California per the requirements set forth in Title 24.
- Screw based indoor lighting fixtures: Any Feiss screw based lighting fixture (medium base, or candelabra) can be installed indoors, when used in conjunction with a Title 24 qualified lamp. Many major lamp manufacturers have lamps that are registered in the CEC's Appliance Database that will meet the 2017 Title 24 regulations.
Please use these guidelines when selecting a Feiss lighting fixture for new installations in California. If you have any questions, and for additional information about the California Energy Commission's Title 24 program, reach out to your local Feiss Sales Representative or visit: www.energy.ca.gov
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