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The state buys a variety of lamps such as Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps, linear fluorescent and high-pressure sodium lamps. Energy efficiency is the key environmental consideration in selecting lamps. Energy efficiency translates into reduced utility costs, waste and greenhouse gas emissions.

Green Contracts

The statewide commodity contracts for lamps encourage the use of energy-efficient linear fluorescent lamps. These contracts offer a take-back program for end-of-life lamp management.

The Participating Addendum with the University of California Master Agreement for LED Lighting Solutions encourages the use of highly energy efficient LED lighting technology. The lamps meet the Voluntary California Quality Light-Emitting Diode (LED) Lamp Specification 3.0 and ENERGY STAR® requirements for further reduction of energy consumption.

Contract Name:  Lighting Mandatory Statewide Contract
Contract Number: 1-17-62-31A

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Contract Name: Lighting Mandatory Statewide Contract
Contract Number: 1-17-62-31B

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Contract Name: LED Light Bulb Solutions
Contract Number: 7-18-99-35

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The following technical and environmental specifications are incorporated in the state's contracts and are linked here for informational purposes only.

Lamps, Lighting & Ballasts

Laws, Regulations and Policy

  • Health and Safety Code Sections 25210.9-25210.12 - Lighting Toxics Reduction (Assembly Bill 1109-Huffman, Ch. 534, Stats. 2007)
  • Public Resources Code Section 25400 - Energy Resources Conservation


  • California Code of Regulations, Title 22, Sections 66273.1-66273.90 - Standard for Universal Waste Management
  • California Code of Regulations, Title 20, Sections 1601-1608 - Appliance Efficiency Regulations
  • California Code of Regulations, Title 24, Part 6 - Energy Building Regulations


  • Executive Order B-18-12 - Governor's Green Building Initiative

Certifications and Standards


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