Commercial Lighting Qualifying Product Lists

Date Published

July 11, 2018


The CEE Commercial Lighting Initiative seeks to enhance energy savings by improving the ability of the marketplace to deliver more energy efficient products and practices. Subsequent to the 2015 Initiative revision, CEE now promotes common definitions for energy efficiency in T8 replacement lamps in the form of a CEE performance specification. To support the Initiative, CEE maintains a list of qualifying products that meet the requirements of this specification. 

If you believe there is a product which meets our specifications but is not on our lists, please fill out the submission form to submit a product for review and, if it meets our specifications, listing.

If you have questions regarding the lists or specifications, please review the FAQ or contact CEE.

This CEE Commercial Lighting Systems Initiative can be found here.

The T8 Replacement Lamp Performance Specification can be found here. 

Background & History: CEE launched an initiative for high performance commercial lighting systems in November of 2004, and updated it in 2007 to include reduced wattage T8 systems. This Initiative was updated in 2015 and the specification revised to include only T8 replacement lamps. For more information please see the High Performance and Reduced Wattage Specifications. Qualifying product lists on this page posted before March 2015 are archived lists of lamps and ballasts and reference the previous specifications. 

Note on 2018 Federal Minimums

The CEE Commercial Lighting Systems Initiative T8 Replacement Lamp Specification covers both fluorescent and fluorescent ballast-compatible tubular LED replacement lamps. On January 26, 2018, new DOE energy conservation standards for General Service Fluorescent Lamps go into effect with luminous efficacy requirements that are greater than existing CEE Tier 0—minimum of 90 lm/W. Lamps manufactured after the compliance date are required to meet 92.4 lm/W for lamps with a CCT under 4500K and 88.7 lm/W for lamps with a CCT between 4500 and 7000k. In addition to CEE Tier 0, the current CEE T8 Replacement Lamp Specification includes a CEE Tier 1 performance level of 95 lm/W for lamps with an operating life of ≥36,000 hours, and CEE Tier 2 performance level of 100 lm/W for lamps with an operating life of ≥50,000 hours. The CEE Commercial Lighting Committee has agreed on a proposal to revise the CEE T8 Replacement Lamp Specification and distributed a proposal to industry for review on January 12, 2018 with a comment deadline of February 28, 2018. Following the completion of the industry review period, CEE staff will convene the Committee to consider the full slate of industry comments and determine appropriate modification. While subject to Board approval, revisions to the CEE T8 Replacement Lamp Specification is anticipated in the first quarter of 2018. Please check back to this library card for future updates.