LED Lighting Facts is about to stop and the reason behind it could be...
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Now the domestic lighting market is becoming saturated, so many domestic LED lighting enterprise real profit through exported to overseas markets, and according to export data statistics, in the midst of many overseas markets, both sales and profits, the United States years data is at the top of the market, so market movements in the United States has always been the focus of domestic LED lighting export enterprises.The U.S. department of energy (DOE) has announced plans to shut down the nearly decade-old LED Lighting Facts program.

Now the domestic lighting market is becoming saturated, so many domestic LED lighting enterprise real profit through exported to overseas markets, and according to export data statistics, in the midst of many overseas markets, both sales and profits, the United States years data is at the top of the market, so market movements in the United States has always been the focus of domestic LED lighting export enterprises.The U.S. department of energy (DOE) has announced plans to shut down the nearly decade-old LED Lighting Facts program.

March 30 LED Lighting Facts program terminated

When LED lighting products emerged on the market 10 years ago, it was challenging to assess the luminosity performance of LED and other solid state lighting products due to their integrated design.To accelerate the adoption of LED Lighting products into the market, the U.S. department of energy (DOE) and NGLIA (Next Generation Lighting Industry Alliance) jointly launched LED Lighting Facts program.The program will evaluate the performance of LED products and label them DOE Lighting Facts label, which meets the requirement of providing more specific performance data and reliability for Lighting products and plays a key role in the application and development of solid-state Lighting technology.

So far, LED Lighting Facts program has approved 130 testing laboratories and issued 72486 labels for 1,705 manufacturers.

On February 21, 2018, LED Lighting Facts officially sent an email to its partners announcing that it would shut down the program on March 30.The shutdown was prompted by the department of energy's decision to end its support for the program because of funding uncertainty caused by federal budget cuts.As a result, LED Lighting Facts is scheduled to stop accepting product submissions from March 1, and the site will be closed on March 30.

This means that in the future, all LED products exported to the us market will no longer require the DOE Lighting Facts label.

Reason analysis: influence decline was abandoned?

According to the data, the us department of energy suddenly announced to stop LED Lighting Facts program, which may be for these reasons.

It can be found from the public information that the current us market requires Energy efficiency labels and requirements in addition to LED Lighting Facts, there are mainly Energy Star, DLC and FTC certifications.

Among them, energy star is jointly launched by the us environmental protection agency (EPA) and the department of energy (DOE). The energy star label indicates that the product has been officially approved in terms of energy efficiency and can get priority procurement from the government.It not only plays an important role in the United States, but also has become a symbol of energy conservation with international influence.The DLC certification is a voluntary energy efficiency program initiated by the northeast energy efficiency partnership. The products involved are mainly commercial and industrial LED lamps that have not been covered by the energy star program, which can be regarded as a complete label of energy star.

The last FTC certification is easily confused with the LED Lighting Facts certification, both of which are the Lighting Facts label, but are issued by different government departments (one is the U.S. department of energy, the other is the federal trade commission).But FTC certification is more consumer-focused because it is mandatory and targeted at consumers than a voluntary DOE label that provides performance information only to retailers, lighting designers, and other buyers.

Many of the newer labels are more authoritative and more focused, and the DOE certification and FTC certification overlap, so the impact of the DOE certification is a bit weak. On balance, it would be better to stop the program and save the government money and reduce the cost of certification.

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