Outdoor Light Fixtures
Outdoor light fixtures (or outdoor luminaires) are light fixtures intended for outdoor use and suitable for wet locations. Pole-mounted outdoor light fixtures are designed to be mounted on an outdoor pole and include area luminaires (for parking lots and other general areas), roadway and high-mast luminaires, decorative post-top luminaires, and dusk-to-dawn luminaires
There are currently no national or state standards for outdoor light fixtures though they are proposed for consideration in the California rulemaking process. The 2012 ASAP/ACEEE report, The Efficiency Boom, analyzed standards for pole-mounted outdoor light fixtures equivalent to a fixture efficiency of 80 lumens per watt. This would result in 18% savings. The incremental cost is $40, with an 18 month payback period.
Timeline reflects state standards from 2001 to present; federal standards from inception to present.