Fluidra, a global company offering a range of products and services for residential and commercial pools, has announced its plans to exceed new Department of Energy lighting regulations by no longer manufacturing incandescent lights.
The new energy regulations, which apply to pool lights with a lumen range between 310-3,300 lumens or roughly 25-300 watts for incandescent lamps, build upon the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which set energy-efficiency standards for household lighting products. Under the new regulations, manufacturers are required to produce lighting products that are even more energy efficient, which should result in significant savings for consumers. The new regulation is estimated to result in net consumer benefits of $3 billion over 30 years, according to independent studies requested by the Department of Energy.
To be compliant, the new regulations stipulate manufacturers can no longer sell non-compliant incandescent lights manufactured or imported on or after the effective date of January 1, 2023; distributors and retailers can no longer re-sell non-compliant incandescent lights without penalties effective March 1, 2023, and with reduced penalties until July 31, 2023.
As currently written, these regulations affect Fluidra’s 100 W and 300 W incandescent lighting products. However, the company, which is focused on reducing its carbon footprint, is taking a firmer stanceand will stop manufacturing incandescent lights completely.Moving forward, the company will only manufacture LED lightsthathave been shown to provide up to 87% energy savings for homeowners.
“Pool owners are now looking for much more than just a beautiful pool they can enjoy; they want that pool to include solutions that mitigate environmental impact while also saving them money,” says Fluidra president Lennie Rhoades. “We are confident that our customers will benefit from the increased efficiency and cost savings these changes will bring.”