AS of January 1, 2020, all General Service Lamps (home light bulbs) are subject to the 45 LUMENS PER WATT (“LPW”) requirements and any product that does not meet this standard is subject to “stop sell” restrictions prohibiting the sale within the State of California. This means that any light bulb that does not provide at least 45 lumens per watt may no longer be sold in California.
The lamp groups below had been exempt but are now included:
- Many decorative lamps (Torpedo and Flame tip)
- Globes (G16.5, G25, and G30)
- Three-way or multi-watt lamps (any)
- Reflectors – R20, BR30, BR40 and Halogen PAR20, PAR30 and PAR38
Previously labeled as “stop sell”
- PAR16 and MR16
What this means is that replacements for the above bulbs will only be available in LED versions. Sometimes the color renditions of the new replacement LED’s do not match that of the existing bulbs. If you would like a uniform appearance we recommend replacing all non-conforming bulbs at once with replacement LED versions.