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Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 (SOR/2016-311)

Regulations are current to 2023-01-25 and last amended on 2022-12-21. Previous Versions

PART 2Energy-Using Products (continued)

DIVISION 7Lamps and Lamp Ballasts (continued)

Labelling

Marginal note:Label required

 Every CFL, general service lamp, modified spectrum incandescent lamp and general service incandescent reflector lamp that, for the purpose of sale or lease, is shipped from one province to another or imported into Canada must be labelled in accordance with sections 426 to 429.

Marginal note:Information on principal display panel

  •  (1) The principal display panel of the product’s package must display the following information in the following order:

    • (a) except in the case of a BR or ER lamp, the words “Light Output” and “Flux lumineux”, followed by the numerical value of the product’s luminous flux and the word “lumens”;

    • (b) the words “Energy Used” and “Consommation d’énergie”, followed by the numerical value of the product’s nominal power and the word “watts”; and

    • (c) the words “Life” and “Durée de vie”, followed by the numerical value of the product’s life and the words “hours” and “heures”, respectively.

  • Marginal note:Font and size

    (2) The words “Light Output”, “Flux lumineux”, “Energy Used”, “Consommation d’énergie”, “Life” and “Durée de vie” must be in the same font and be equal in size.

  • Marginal note:Font and size

    (3) The words “lumens”, “watts”, “hours” and “heures” must be in the same font and be equal in size, but they must not be more than 50% of the size of the words referred to in subsection (2).

  • Marginal note:Font and size

    (4) The numerical values indicating the product’s luminous flux, nominal power and life must be in the same font and be equal in size.

  • Marginal note:Three-way lamps

    (5) If the product is a three-way lamp, the information required by paragraphs (1)(a) and (b) must be displayed for each level of the lamp’s operation.

Marginal note:Value of CFL life

 Despite paragraph 426(1)(c), the value that is displayed on the principal display panel for the life of a CFL may be

  • (a) if the life testing of the CFL is completed, a value that is less than its life; or

  • (b) if the life testing of the CFL is not completed, its design life, if a laboratory accredited in respect of the energy performance of lighting products by either the Standards Council of Canada or the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program, an A2LA certified laboratory or an ISO 9000 certified laboratory or manufacturing facility has, in accordance with IES LM65, verified 40% of the design life and at that point in the testing not more than one unit in the test sample has failed.

Marginal note:Design voltage other than 120 V

  •  (1) If the design voltage of the product is other than 120 V, the information required by section 426 may correspond to

    • (a) a voltage of 120 V, followed by the words “at 120 volts” and “à 120 volts”; or

    • (b) the design voltage, followed by the words, “at [design voltage] volts” and “à [tension spécifique]”.

  • Marginal note:Additional information

    (2) If the information corresponds to the design voltage,

    • (a) the following statement must be displayed on the principal display panel:

      “This product is designed for [design voltage] volts. When used on the normal line voltage of 120 volts, the light output and energy efficiency are noticeably reduced. See [appropriate panel] panel for 120-volt rating.”

      « Ce produit a été conçu en fonction d’une tension de [tension spécifique] volts. S’il est employé à la tension normale de 120 volts, son flux lumineux et sa consommation d’énergie s’en trouveront considérablement réduits. Voir le panneau [panneau en cause] pour les renseignements correspondant à une tension de 120 volts. »;

    • (b) the information required by section 426 for the product corresponding to a voltage of 120 V, followed by the words “at 120 volts” and “à 120 volts”, must be displayed on a panel of the product’s package other than the principal display panel; and

    • (c) the design voltage must be displayed on every panel that displays the information required by section 426, other than the panel on which the information required by paragraph (b) is displayed.

Marginal note:Multiple lamps in common package

 If more than one type of lamp is included in a common package and their characteristics are not uniform, the principal display panel of the common package must display the following information for each type of lamp:

  • (a) its design voltage; and

  • (b) the information required by section 426, which must be in the size and font specified in that section.

SUBDIVISION ACompact Fluorescent Lamps

Marginal note:Definitions

 The following definitions apply in this Subdivision.

CFL

CFL means an integrally ballasted compact fluorescent lamp that has

  • (a) a medium screw base; and

  • (b) a nominal voltage of at least 100 V but not more than 130 V or a nominal voltage range that lies at least partially between those voltages. (LFC)

CSA C861

CSA C861 means the CSA standard CAN/CSA-C861-10 entitled Performance of Self-ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps and Ballasted Adapters. (CSA C861)

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) A CFL is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limit

    (2) However, for the purposes of sections 4, 5 and 432, a CFL is not considered to be an energy-using product unless it is manufactured on or after June 1, 2009.

Marginal note:Information

  •  (1) For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be provided to the Minister in respect of a CFL:

    • (a) its nominal voltage;

    • (b) its nominal power, expressed in watts, or if it is a three-way lamp, its nominal power, expressed in watts, at each operating level;

    • (c) its luminous flux, or if it is a three-way lamp, its luminous flux at each operating level;

    • (d) the lamp efficacy;

    • (e) its life, expressed in hours; and

    • (f) its correlated colour temperature.

  • Marginal note:Standard

    (2) The information must be collected as follows:

    • (a) the information referred to in paragraphs (1)(a) to (d) and (f) must be collected in accordance with CSA C861; and

    • (b) the information referred to in paragraph (1)(e) must, using a sample of 10 CFLs, be collected in accordance with IES LM65, except that if the manufacturer has not specified an operating orientation for the lamp or has specified more than one orientation, five of the CFLs must be tested in the base-up orientation and the other five must be tested in the base-down orientation.

SUBDIVISION BGeneral Service Lamps

Marginal note:Definition of general service lamp

  •  (1) In this Subdivision, general service lamp means an electrical device that provides functional illumination and has a luminous flux of at least 310 lm but not more than 2 600 lm, a nominal voltage of at least 110 V but not more than 130 V or a nominal voltage range that lies at least partially between those voltages and a screw base. It does not include any of the following:

    • (a) an appliance lamp;

    • (b) a CFL;

    • (c) a coloured lamp;

    • (d) an infrared lamp;

    • (e) a lamp that has a G-shape as specified in ANSI C78.20 and ANSI C78.79 and a diameter of 12.7 cm or more;

    • (f) a lamp that has a T-shape as specified in ANSI C78.20 and ANSI C78.79 and a maximum nominal power of 40 W or a length of more than 25.4 cm or both;

    • (g) a left-hand thread lamp;

    • (h) a plant lamp;

    • (i) an incandescent reflector lamp;

    • (j) a vacuum type or gas-filled lamp that has a sufficiently low bulb temperature to permit exposed outdoor use on high-speed flashing circuits and that is marketed as a sign service lamp;

    • (k) a silver bowl lamp;

    • (l) a traffic signal module, a pedestrian module or a street light;

    • (m) a submersible lamp;

    • (n) a lamp that has a screw base size of E5, E10, E11, E12, E17, E26/50×39, E26/53×39, E29/28, E29/53×39, E39, E39d, EP39 or EX39 as specified in ANSI C81.61;

    • (o) a lamp that has a B, BA, CA, F, G16-½, G25, G30, S or M-14 shape or other similar shape as specified in ANSI C78.20 and ANSI C78.79 and a maximum nominal power of 40 W;

    • (p) a lamp that emits visible light produced by a current passing through a p-n junction solid state device; or

    • (q) a modified spectrum lamp.

  • Marginal note:Luminous flux

    (2) For the purposes of these Regulations, the luminous flux of a general service lamp must be calculated in accordance with IES LM45, except that the lamp must be tested at 120 V regardless of its nominal voltage.

Marginal note:Energy-using product

  •  (1) A general service lamp is prescribed as an energy-using product.

  • Marginal note:Limits

    (2) However, a general service lamp is not considered to be an energy-using product

    • (a) for the purposes of sections 4 and 435,

      • (i) if it is a rough service lamp, a vibration service lamp, a shatter-resistant lamp or a lamp with an E26d screw base,

      • (ii) if it has a luminous flux of less than 1 050 lm and was manufactured before December 31, 2014, or

      • (iii) if it has a luminous flux of at least 1 050 lm and was manufactured before January 1, 2014; and

    • (b) for the purposes of sections 5 and 425 to 429, if it was manufactured before September 1, 2008.

Marginal note:Energy efficiency standards

  •  (1) The energy efficiency standards set out in column 2 of the table to this section apply to general service lamps described in column 1 that are manufactured during the periods set out in column 3.

  • Marginal note:Testing standard

    (2) A general service lamp complies with the energy efficiency standard if it meets that standard when tested in accordance with testing procedures that are applicable to a general service lamp as defined in section 433 and set out in the following standards:

    • (a) IES LM45 for the nominal power;

    • (b) IES LM49 for the life of the product; and

    • (c) CIE 13.3 for the colour rendering index.

  • Marginal note:Adjusted testing procedure

    (3) The testing referred to in subsection (2) must, despite any provision to the contrary in the identified standard, be conducted with the lamp operating at 120 V regardless of its nominal voltage.

    TABLE

    Column 1Column 2Column 3
    ItemEnergy-using ProductEnergy Efficiency StandardPeriod of Manufacture
    1General service lamps that have a luminous flux of < 750 lm

    Nominal power ≤ 29 W

    Life ≥ 1 000 hours

    Colour rendering index ≥ 80

    On or after December 31, 2014
    2General service lamps that have a luminous flux of ≥ 750 lm and < 1 050 lm

    Nominal power ≤ 43 W

    Life ≥ 1 000 hours

    Colour rendering index ≥ 80

    On or after December 31, 2014
    3General service lamps that have a luminous flux of ≥ 1 050 lm and < 1 490 lm

    Nominal power ≤ 53 W

    Life ≥ 1 000 hours

    Colour rendering index ≥ 80

    On or after January 1, 2014
    4General service lamps that have a luminous flux of ≥ 1 490 lm

    Nominal power ≤ 72 W

    Life ≥ 1 000 hours

    Colour rendering index ≥ 80

    On or after January 1, 2014

Marginal note:Information

 For the purpose of subsection 5(1) of the Act, the following information must be provided to the Minister in respect of a general service lamp:

  • (a) a description of the lamp, collected in accordance with ANSI C78.79;

  • (b) its colour rendering index, collected in accordance with CIE 13.3;

  • (c) its correlated colour temperature, collected in accordance with CIE 15;

  • (d) the following information collected in accordance with IES LM45, with the testing procedure adjusted in accordance with subsection 435(3), namely,

    • (i) its nominal power, expressed in watts, or if it is a three-way lamp, its nominal power, expressed in watts, at each operating level, and

    • (ii) its luminous flux, expressed in lumens, or if it is a three-way lamp, its luminous flux, expressed in lumens, at each operating level; and

  • (e) its life, expressed in hours, collected in accordance with IES LM49, with the testing procedure adjusted in accordance with subsection 435(3).

SUBDIVISION CModified Spectrum Incandescent Lamps

Marginal note:Definition of modified spectrum incandescent lamp

  •  (1) In this Subdivision, modified spectrum incandescent lamp means a modified spectrum lamp that has a luminous flux of at least 232 lm but not more than 1 950 lm, a nominal voltage of at least 110 V but not more than 130 V or a nominal voltage range that lies at least partially between those voltages, and a screw base. It does not include any of the following:

    • (a) an appliance lamp;

    • (b) a CFL;

    • (c) an infrared lamp;

    • (d) a lamp that has a G-shape as specified in ANSI C78.20 and ANSI C78.79 and a diameter of 12.7 cm or more;

    • (e) a lamp that has a T-shape as specified in ANSI C78.20 and ANSI C78.79 and a maximum nominal power of 40 W or a length of more than 25.4 cm or both;

    • (f) a lamp that uses solid state technology, namely, a lamp with a light source that comes from light-emitting diodes;

    • (g) a left-hand thread lamp;

    • (h) a plant lamp;

    • (i) an incandescent reflector lamp that has a shape specified in ANSI C78.79;

    • (j) a vacuum type or gas-filled lamp that has a sufficiently low bulb temperature to permit exposed outdoor use on high-speed flashing circuits and that is marketed as a sign service lamp;

    • (k) a silver bowl lamp;

    • (l) a traffic signal module, a pedestrian module or a street light;

    • (m) a submersible lamp;

    • (n) a lamp that has a screw base size of E5, E10, E11, E12, E17, E26/50×39, E26/53×39, E29/28, E29/53×39, E39, E39d, EP39 or EX39 as specified in ANSI C81.61; and

    • (o) a lamp that has a B, BA, CA, F, G16-½, G25, G30, S or M-14 shape or other similar shape as specified in ANSI C78.20 and ANSI C78.79 and a maximum nominal power of 40 W.

  • Marginal note:Luminous flux

    (2) For the purposes of these Regulations, the luminous flux of a modified spectrum incandescent lamp must be calculated in accordance with IES LM45, except that the lamp must be tested at 120 V regardless of its nominal voltage.

 
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