DOE Clarifies Energy Conservation Standards for Fluorescent Ballasts

On May 29th the DOE issued a final clarification of energy conservation standards and test procedures for fluorescent lamp ballasts.   The new rule reorganizes, reformats, and clarifies the scope of the energy conservation standards for fluorescent lamp ballasts.  It includes establishing new active mode test procedures, standby and off mode test procedures, and revised active mode test procedures for fluorescent ballasts.