US United States of America
  • 13 - Environment and health protection, Safety
  • 19 - Testing
  • 29 - Electrical engineering
  • 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles

Fluorescent lamp ballasts; Fluorescent, hot cathode (HS 853931); Environmental protection (ICS 13.020), Test conditions and procedures in general (ICS 19.020), Lamps and related equipment (ICS 29.140)

Energy Conservation Program: Test Procedures for Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts (25 page(s), in English)

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) proposes to revise its test procedures for fluorescent lamp ballasts. DOE proposes to update references to industry standards; clarify the selection of reference lamps; provide a second stabilization option for measuring ballast luminous efficiency; provide a test procedure for measuring the performance of ballasts at light outputs less than full light output; and revise the test procedure for measuring standby mode energy consumption. DOE is seeking comment from interested parties on the proposal.