Recently, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced the final changes to the energy efficiency labeling rules section. Among the lighting concerns: The FTC has expanded the coverage of the LightingFacts label to include certain decorative and specialty bulbs. The notice is understood to have completed a review of the energy efficiency labelling rules recently regulated by the Commission. The rules will take effect within 30 days from the date of publication. Li Gong: 18938884098 (VX)
What is the FTC Act?
According to the requirements of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) decree, LED lamps entering the US market need to affix energy labels on the packaging box and lamp body, and disclose the annual power consumption, life and other information of the product to the public.
LED lamp FTC energy efficiency certification scope: (must be used for lighting and generate energy consumption) such as: fan lights, small light bulbs, lamps, etc.
1. Light source lamps with bases (E screw base series, B bayonet base series, G base series)
2. Lamps (downlights, high bay lamps, panel lamps, floor lamps, wall lamps, chandeliers, sun lamps, fan lamps, etc…)
Remember: FTC certification is the product model, material function, light source appearance, as long as there is a difference, it must be done separately
Fan lights and other products related to LED lights have yellow-based labels.
Fan lights have various functions, depending on whether the factory is testing lights or fans, and the cost of the two is different.
What products do not need to do FTC certification?
The rules ultimately rule out labels that do not provide much information to consumers. These eventually exempted products include: mid-level screw light, plant growth light, black light, insect repellent light, color light, infrared light, left-hand thread light, marine light, marine signal service light, mine service light, sign service light, Silver bowl lights, window lights, traffic hazard lights, G-shaped lights 5 inches or more in diameter, and C7, M-14, P, RP, S, and T-shaped lights. These bulbs do not contribute significantly to the general service lights currently covered by the label.
Process: 1. The factory provides samples
2. Sign and seal the quotation and contract (both parties must sign and seal and return it)
3. Test items such as the light source material of the product
4. The test is 2 weeks according to the product time test, etc.
5. Confirm the draft report. The official report will be issued later (FTC only has a report without a certificate. The yellow label also includes doing it)
Amazon officially gave a solution to the incident of the removal of LED bulbs:
Merchants are required to contact product suppliers in a timely manner to obtain pictures containing the content of energy labels.
If product suppliers have not done this test, they should provide samples to qualified third-party laboratories for testing, obtain test reports, and make energy labels according to the template. The energy label is uploaded by the merchant to Amazon to confirm and resume sales.
Note: Some merchants have been uploading tags indiscriminately recently! The model does not match the parameters of the label at all!! The FTC energy efficiency label is an energy efficiency label made from the parameters and the calculated data obtained by the NVLAP qualified laboratory. It is not just to upload the label casually! Once found out, the punishment is severe!