Lighting Facts Label Index

EISA legislation directed the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to change its labeling requirements for medium based general service bulbs. Manufacturers are required to use a “Lighting Facts” label, which offers information about brightness, light appearance (warm to cool), how long the bulb should last and estimated annual operating cost. The FTC Lighting Facts label emphasizes lumen output and will help consumers make their purchasing decisions based on the brightness (lumens) of the bulb and cost of operation, instead of wattage.