Residential lighting has long been a centerpiece of ratepayer-funded energy efficiency program portfolios. In New England, residential lighting measures have produced over 30 percent of all efficiency program savings. But in 2015, program administrators, public utility commissions, state energy offices, and others are asking key questions:
- Has the residential lighting market been transformed?
- Where is the market headed? What impacts will EISA 2020 have?
- Is there a role for residential lighting programs in the current environment? What are the short-term and long-term priorities?
In this document, NEEP sets out to answer these questions and clarify the dynamics of the residential lighting market, the impact of the EISA Standard, and the appropriate role for efficiency programs in residential lighting for the short and long term.