New Federal Trade Commission Labels for Light Bulb Packaging
On June 18, 2010, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), under direction from Congress to re-examine the current labels, announced a final rule that will require the new labels on light bulb packages. This page will be dedicated to providing updated information on the label and will include fact sheets and resources for partner reference.
Overview of FTC Guidelines on New Consumer Label
This overview breaks down the label requirements and explains how the FTC Lighting Facts label relates to the DOE LED Lighting Facts label.
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Frequently Asked Questions: The FTC Lighting Facts Label
In response to the multiple inquires concerning the FTC label, the DOE and FTC developed quick answers for frequently asked questions.
Click here for the FAQs developed by LED Lighting Facts that explain the differences between the DOE and FTC labels.
Click here for the FAQs developed by FTC for manufacturers.
FTC Press Release
On June 18, 2010 the FTC publicly announced the new rule and emphasized that the labels will emphasize lumens, not watts, as a measure of bulb brightness.
Coming in 2011: New Labels for Light Bulb Packaging
FTC Appliance Labeling Rule
On July 19, 2010, the FTC released the final amendments to the lamp labeling requirements in the Appliance Labeling Rule and provided the opportunity for further comment on several issues for consideration.
Final Rule and Opportunity to Comment for FTC Lighting Facts Label
FTC Extends Deadline
On April 7, 2011, the FTC extended the deadline for the Lighting Facts packaging label to January 1, 2012.
FTC Extends Deadline for New "Lighting Facts" Labels to January 1, 2012