In an effort to reduce energy consumption and CO2 emissions, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently passed new regulations regarding the sale of incandescent lights that will have some impact on the pool industry and will result in changes to our lighting product offering.
The new efficiency standards favor more energy-efficient LED lights, as such we will discontinue sales of our 100W and 300W incandescent lights. Based on independent environmental studies requested by the DOE, they estimate this new regulation will result in net consumer benefits of $3 billion over 30 years.
To be compliant, the new regulations stipulate the following:
- Manufacturers can no longer sell non-compliant incandescent lights manufactured or imported on or after the effective date of January 1, 2023.
- Distributors & Retailers can no longer re-sell non-compliant incandescent lights without penalties effective March 1, 2023, and with reduced penalties until July 31, 2023.
We are confident that this transition will be a smooth one for our customers as we are already seeing a natural migration within the industry to LED-based technologies, and we are proud to offer a robust range of LED pool and spa lighting solutions that deliver improved performance and longevity when compared to older generation incandescent lights—all while providing significant energy savings for the homeowner of up to 87%.