Lighting Initiative


Our primary objective is to capture the significant energy savings available through the identification and support of efficient lighting products and approaches. Longer term, we are working to enhance consumer awareness of the value and benefits of energy efficient lighting and design. We encourage the development and promotion of energy efficient lighting products and services in the manufacturing and retail spheres, as well as the adoption of efficient lighting and design standards in new construction and retrofit applications. Ultimately, our goals are to meet and exceed consumer expectations for quality and performance and to ensure positive experiences with high efficiency products. 

How to participate

In 2014, CEE members participated in this Initiative by:

  1. incorporating an ENERGY STAR® or CEE performance specification in an education or incentive program
  2. using the overarching initiative approach in your organization’s lighting program design or efforts

In addition, we encourage participants to support individual product strategies.

Note: this initiative was replaced on January 15, 2015. Please see the 2015 CEE Residential Lighting Initiative for current participation requirements.


This year, the Residential Lighting Initiative has addressed the rapid proliferation of technologies and products in its market by revising the initiative and developing a tiered specification for replacement lamps sold at retail. The CEE specification allows members to effectively differentiate among ENERGY STAR products and thus achieve the higher savings targets now demanded of residential lighting programs.

A Word about Connected

CEE convened the lighting and building science industries to examine the energy efficiency potential of connected products. As a direct result of these meetings, CEE made members aware of the opportunity to participate in the development of a new ANSI standards committee in partnership with NEMA lighting manufacturers. The scope of the ANSI standards committee is to advance standards for lighting systems, including connected lighting.

Initiative efforts to promote efficiency within residential lighting can be seen in the ongoing transition from less efficient lighting technologies , halogen and incandescent, to more efficient technologies, CFL and LED. These graphics show the growing market share that efficient technologies are capturing, as well as the rate at which these technologies are capturing that market share.

Data Source:
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), “Incandescent A-Line Lamps Decline Sharply in Second Quarter“, published September 2014, accessed March 13, 2015.



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Cape Light Compact

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