Energy Star versus Title 24

Energy Star versus Title 24

What is Energy Star?

For years, the Energy Star logo meant you were getting the most energy efficient appliances available on the market.  This may no longer be the case!

Is Title 24 Better?

Earlier this year, California updated its energy efficiency and light quality mandates for LED bulbs and fixtures.   The new requirements, which can be found in Title 24 of the California Energy Standards, now far exceed the criteria required for Energy Star certification (as of December 2017).   The new California standards require greater efficiency (more light output per watt of energy consumed), as well as higher light quality (CRI of at least 90, plus a few more criteria).

Why does it matter?

Bioluz LED's 90 CRI products are all listed in the CEC (California Energy Commission) database to ensure you're getting the highest quality and most efficient bulbs available.

If you live in California, inspections of your projects will require your bulbs be listed in the CEC database and be Title 24 compliant as of January 2018.

If you live outside California, Bioluz LED's 90 CRI products will ensure you're getting the highest efficiency and greatest light quality of any LED on the market - even higher than products which may only be Energy Star certified.

Email us at info@bioluzled.com with any questions or comments you might have regarding Title 24 or CEC compliance.