Lighting Systems Initiative


The focus of the Commercial Lighting Systems Initiative is to enhance energy savings by improving marketplace effectiveness in delivering energy efficient lighting products and systems. This involves thorough evaluation to support efficient technologies and practices, as well as encouragement for the adoption and promotion of common specifications by program efficiency administrators. Members are highlighting effective program approaches for increasing the market share of energy efficient lighting systems and practices.

How to participate

As with all CEE initiatives, participation in the Commercial Lighting System Initiative is voluntary. In 2014, CEE members participated in this Initiative by:

  1. incorporating one or both of the CEE specifications in an educational or incentive program for their region or location and specifying in their own literature the parts of the initiative they are promoting
  2. communicating the scope, duration, and key aspects of their respective regional or local programs
  3. granting the use of their organizational name and program information for the purpose of achieving the initiative’s goals.

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


Members of the initiative have revised the CEE Commercial Lighting Systems Initiative featuring a technology-neutral T8 replacement lamp specification. When the Emerging Technologies Collaborative delivered a draft, the Assessment Procedure for Lighting Controls, the Committee reviewed program readiness of  the technology. The draft report provides a foundation for understanding the potentials of advanced lighting controls (ALC) and has sparked advancements.

Representing 72 percent of the installed wattage in the commercial sector, linear fluorescent lighting continues to represent savings opportunities in commercial lighting energy. This graph demonstrates the market shift to more efficient fluorescent lighting products—T8s and T5s—that results in part from the efforts of efficiency program administrators.

Data Source:
Ashe, Mary; Chwastyk, Dan; de Monasterio, Carolinel Gupta, Mahima; Pegors, Mika, 2010 U.S. Lighting Market Characterization, US Department of Energy, accessed 3/5/2015



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