Mexico Moves Back 40W and 60W Incandescent Bulb Phase Out Effective Date

Mexico’s Secretariat of Energy has announced the effective date for 40W and 60W incandescent phase out will be extended to Dec. 31, 2014, according to an article by Chinese-language media CAIT. The effective date of the phase out was first announced in Dec. 2010 and originally scheduled for Dec. 31, 2013. The Mexican government pushed back the s¬¬chedule to give consumers more time to switch to Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) or other more expensive CFLs.

The phase out is applicable to 40W or 60W incandescent bulbs with luminous efficacy under 17.44 lm/w or 14 lm/w for bulbs using spectral correction.

The country has banned sales of 100W and above incandescent bulbs since Dec. 31, 2011, and bulbs with luminous efficacy below 20.69 lm/w (or after spectral correction 15.53 lm/w). A year later, 75W and above incandescent bulbs with luminous efficacy less than 19.81 lm/w (or after spectral correction 14.86 lm/w) were also banned.

The legislation is currently in its second phase and minimal requirements for incandescent bulbs, halide lamps, and self-ballasted CFLs have become more stringent. The implementation date has been moved from Dec. 2014 to Jan. 1, 2019. While the effective date for the third phase implementation has been shifted from Dec. 2015 to Jan. 1, 2020.