On June 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a modification to its Energy Star light fixture criteria, despite incompatibility with previously announced Department of Energy (DOE) solid state lighting (SSL) criteria, set to take effect September 30. “DOE is aware of the confusion created by EPA’s release of the amended criteria,” said David Rodgers, deputy assistant secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) at the DOE, in response to the modification. “In the meantime, the September 2007 guidance stands as the valid guidance for SSL.”

Any questions regarding the DOE Energy Star SSL program should be directed to ssl@drintl.com