Luminous Efficacy Standards for General Purpose Lights (Nevada)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Nevada
Name Luminous Efficacy Standards for General Purpose Lights
Incentive Type Appliance/Equipment Efficiency Standards
Applicable Sector Manufacturer
Eligible Technologies Lighting
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Equipment Requirements Starting January 1, 2012, general purpose lights sold in the state must produce at least 25 lumens per watt

Implementing Agency Office of Energy

Date added to DSIRE 2007-12-14
Last DSIRE Review 2012-10-11

References DSIRE[1]


Assembly Bill 178, adopted in June 2007, established efficacy* standards for general purpose lights sold in the state of Nevada. The bill set the required efficacy at 25 lumens per watt (lm/W) of electricity, and that standard will be in effect between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2015. According to the legislation, the Director of the Office of Energy must adopt regulations to establish a new minimum standard to take effect on January 1, 2016, which must exceed the provisional standard of 25 lm/W. As used in the legislation, general purpose lights include "lamps, bulbs, tubes or other devices that provide functional illumination for indoor and outdoor use. The term does not include specialty lighting or lighting necessary to provide illumination for persons with special needs."

*Efficacy refers to the overall energy efficiency of light and is measured in lumens (measure of light output) per watt (measure of power input). The efficacy of a typical incandescent light bulb ranges between 12 lm/W and 18 lm/W. The efficacy of a typical compact fluorescent bulb is between 45 lm/W and 60 lm/W.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name General Information
Department Nevada Governor's Office of Energy
Address 755 N Roop, Suite 202
Place Carson City, Nevada
Zip/Postal Code 89701
Phone (775) 687-9700


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: NRS § 701.260
Date Effective 2012-01-01
Date Enacted 2007-06-14

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"