Washington, DC - On January 25th, the General Counsel notified 25 manufacturers that the Department of Energy has withdrawn their right to use the Energy Star label on 34 different models of compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs). The Department took this action after its off-the-shelf testing revealed that the affected models do not last as long in regular use as Energy Star certification would require. As a result, these manufacturers have been informed that they can no longer ship or sell any of the 34 models of CFLs bearing the Energy Star label on the bulb or its packaging.
All compact fluorescent light bulbs use about 75 percent less energy and last about 10 times longer than incandescent light bulbs. But it is only the most energy efficient and longest lasting of these CFL bulbs – the best of the best – that are certified as Energy Star products.
The notifications to manufacturers are available here.
DOE has prohibited the following manufacturers from any further sales or shipments of Energy-Star labeled versions of the following light bulbs:
|Cyber Tech Lighting||P14XSP/WW||Bare||60|
|Do It Best||FE-IISB-14W-WW||Bare||60|
|Feit Electric||BPESL15T/DM||Bare – Dimmable||75|
|Greenlite Lighting Corp.||14W/ELS-U/1||Bare||60|
|Honeywell Light Bulbs||HS14BX3||Bare||60|
|Honeywell Light Bulbs||HS14CL3||Bare||60|
|Lights of America||2814L||Bare||60|
|L'image Home Products||11799||Bare||60|
|L'image Home Products||11800||Bare||60|
|L'image Home Products||11671||Bare||60|
|L'image Home Products||11985||Bare||60|
|Silk Ventures Group Limited||FE-IISB-14W||Bare||60|
|The Kroger Company||2814-BXEL||Bare||60|
|Topstar International Inc.||CFLT2MS-14W||Bare||60|
|U Lighting||SDS-15W||Bare - Dimmable||75|
|Zhejiang Yankon Group||FE172 13S||Bare||60