The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently released revised criteria for Energy Star Integral light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. DOE published the first draft of these criteria January 16, and invited stakeholder comments through February 27. DOE received 26 comment letters during the first review and comment period. The second draft was published May 19, with stakeholder comments received through June 26. Comments on the second draft were received from 13 organizations and individuals. The third draft criteria reflect significant input from industry and the energy-efficiency community. Key issues in the most recent draft include: dimming, non-standard lamps, low-voltage MR16s, and reliability testing.

The cover letter for the draft can be downloaded from the DOE Web site, along with the revised draft.