All General Service Incandescent Reflector lamps not meeting minimum efficacy levels set by the Government.
Which General Service Incandescent Reflector Lamp bulb types are legislated?
General service incandescent reflector lamps, including halogen lamps, include R, PAR, ER, BR or any lamp of similar shape with:
- a medium screw base
- a nominal voltage between 100 and 130 volts
- a nominal diameter greater than 57 mm (2.25 inches – or 18/8 inches)
- a nominal power between 40 W and 205 W.
The majority of the lamps affected by the legislation are frosted PAR halogen and 130 volt lamps, as well as BR lamps greater than 65 watts.
You can also consult our cross-reference document for a complete list of all the items affected by the legislation, including suggested alternative products once the inventory is depleted.
Are there lamps which are exempt from the regulations?
Yes, specialty lamps such as coloured lamps, heat lamps, plant growth lamps, some special service and use lamps are exempt but some specific shapes and wattages are also exempt such as the following:
- R20 45W
- BR30 and BR40 of 50W or less
- BR30 and BR40 65W
See table below for more details.
Will these lamps affected by the energy efficiency regulation still be available after April 12, 2012?
As of April 12, 2012 legislated lamps will no longer be allowed to be imported into Canada.
However manufactures and retailers can continue to sell remaining stock of these products. These lamps will be available until stock is depleted.
Does this legislation affect the regular A19 lamp?
No. The amended legislation targeting the General Service Incandescent lamps, mainly the regular A19 lamp, has been postponed until 2014. Until then, the regular A19 lamps can be bought and sold as usual (outside of British Columbia).
You can find more details, posted on our blog, explaining the delay of the implementation of the general service incandescent lamp efficacy requirement.
For more information on Amendment 11 for General Service Reflector Lamps you can check out NRCan’s website.