Through this Initiative CEE members identify and support the significant energy savings made possible by efficient lighting products and approaches. Long term, the Consortium is working to enhance consumer awareness of the value and benefits of energy efficient lighting and design. We encourage the development and promotion of energy efficient lighting products and services in the manufacturing and retail spheres, as well as the adoption of efficient lighting and design standards in new construction and retrofit applications. Ultimately, CEE aims to meet and exceed consumer expectations for quality and performance, while ensuring positive experiences with ENERGY STAR® qualified products.
The Board launched a revision of the Residential Lighting Initiative in 2015 to address the rapid proliferation of technologies and products with a tiered, technology-neutral specification for replacement lamps sold at retail. The CEE specification allows members to effectively differentiate among ENERGY STAR products and achieve the higher savings targets now demanded of residential lighting programs.
“The Residential Lighting Initiative is actively supporting the increased market uptake of energy efficient lighting by looking beyond efficiency and focusing on a positive consumer experience. This focus on quality and performance can be seen through significant member involvement in the development and promotion of ENERGY STAR lighting specifications, as well as the recent launch of the CEE specification for integral replacement lamps sold at retail.”Rachel Huang, SMUDAs the year progressed, the Consortium monitored the residential lighting market, identified the need to revise the integral lamp specification, and shared proposed revisions with industry stakeholders. In addition, CEE actively engaged in the ENERGY STAR specification revision process for lighting products, capturing member positions through four comment letters to US EPA on lamps and luminaires. Members facilitated program discussion on the lighting market, encouraging the sharing of approaches to combat the retail proliferation of low-priced, LED lamps that are unqualified for ENERGY STAR.
The annual Lighting for Tomorrow design competition spurs the development of well designed, high quality, efficient lighting products. It is conducted in coordination with the American Lighting Association and Underwriters Laboratories (UL). The competition website entices customers as well as the distribution chain and manufacturers.
A Word about Connected
CEE convened representatives from the lighting industry to identify the opportunities associated with connected lighting products, including energy efficiency potential and required standards. CEE encouraged participation in the development of a new ANSI standards committee to work in partnership with NEMA lighting manufacturers. The ANSI standards committee seeks to advance standards for lighting systems, including connected lighting.
CEE also supported and provided input on US EPA efforts to incorporate and develop requirements for connected lamps and luminaires within the ENERGY STAR lighting specifications.
How to Participate
Requirements for Initiative members include:
- incorporation of an ENERGY STAR or CEE performance specification in an education or incentive program
- use of the overarching initiative approach in the organization’s lighting program design or efforts
In addition, CEE encourages participants to support individual product strategies.
Arizona Public Service
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company
Bonneville Power Administration
Cape Light Compact
City of Palo Alto Utilities
Commonwealth Edison Company
Consolidated Edison Company
DC Sustainable Energy Utility
Duke Energy Progress
Efficiency Nova Scotia
Energy Trust of Oregon
Focus on Energy—Wisconsin
Hawaii Energy Efficiency Program
Indianapolis Power & Light Company
New Hampshire Electric Co-Op
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco)
PPL Electric Utilities
PSEG Long Island
Puget Sound Energy
Rocky Mountain Power
Sacramento Municipal Utility District
Salt River Project
San Diego Gas & Electric Company
Seattle City Light
Silicon Valley Power (NCPA)
Snohomish County PUD
Southern California Edison
Truckee Donner PUD (NCPA)
United Illuminating Company