Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA)
Summary: The Energy Independence and Security Act was established in December 2007 to improve energy consumption and decrease US dependence on foreign oil.
Effective January 1, 2009 a section of this legislation targeted metal halide ballasts in new fixtures sold in the United States. Items previously installed are not subject to retrofitting. Also unaffected are items built to be sold outside the US.
Applies to all fixtures MANUFACTURED after January 1, 2009.Metal Halide (MH) fixtures 150w – 500w
- Pulse Start ballasts must be minimum 88% efficient.
- Probe Start ballasts must be minimum 94% efficient.
- Electronic ballasts must be;
- 92% efficient for wattages over 250
- 90% efficient for wattages up to 250
Exclusions – Standards do not apply to;
- Fixtures rated for 150w, AND
- Are rated for wet location
- Use a ballast rated to operate above 50 C
- Fixtures with regulated lag ballasts
- Electronic ballasts operating at 480V