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PAR38 Replacement Competition

The PAR38 competition requirements call for exceptional performance by LED products that can meet the most demanding applications for reflector lamp beam performance, color quality, and energy efficiency. Products capable of meeting these specifications will be appropriate for retail displays, museums and galleries, hotel lobbies, and other settings requiring high-intensity spot lighting with excellent color rendering, while slashing energy use by 85% and lasting 10 times longer than halogen lamps.

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Competition Requirements

The PAR38 competition requirements have been revised as of July 2013. The updated requirements include the same performance specifications detailed in the EISA legislation that established the competition. Key changes in the July revision focus on:

  • Revision to allowable beam angle
  • Dropped requirement for production of specific number of units
  • Revision to domestic content requirements

The new competition requirements supersede the revised competition requirements issued in 2012.

Competition Requirements

L Prize Guidelines and Process Integrity

Backgrounder: Updates to the L Prize PAR38 Replacement Competition Requirements

CALiPER Test Data on Today's PAR38 Products

Questions

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Last Updated: April 18, 2014
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