Through its Equipment Energy Efficiency (E3) program, Australia's goal is to deliver a single, integrated program on energy efficiency standards and labelling. The E3 Program recently released a Lighting Consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) considering policy proposals to improve the efficiency of residential and commercial lighting.
Products addressed in the lighting RIS are:
- Incandescent and halogen lamps
- Self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
- Double-capped fluorescent lamps
- Ballasts for fluorescent lamps
- Light emitting diode (LED) lamps
- Non-integrated Commercial luminaires
Next up for consideration are future directions based on further consumer feedback (now being gathered), and likely marketplace impact. This will influence the Australian and New Zealand Governments’ broader lighting policy and regulation. Changes under consideration include increasing minimum energy performance standards, removing inefficient lamp types, and introducing mandatory efficiency labelling.
The entire Regulation Impact Statement can be downloaded from Australia's Energy Rating website.