California Light Bulb Ban


  • Ban on incandescent and halogen light bulbs in the state of California
  • California Energy-Efficient Light Bulb rule
  • California energy standards for light bulbs


On January 1, 2020, the state of California banned the sales of any light bulb that does not meet the efficiency standard of 45 lumens per watt.

  • Incandescent and halogen bulbs produce 15 to 20 lumens per watt.
  • Appliance bulbs are exempt from the rule.
  • Sub-Zero and Wolf light bulbs can still be sold and shipped to the state of California.

Genuine Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove parts are available by calling the Factory Certified Parts Distributor in your area. Only filters and cleaners are available for online purchase in the Sub-Zero, Wolf, and Cove Store. Other parts are not available for purchase online. Use Locator to find the Parts Distributor for your area.

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