There are many benefits to using JA8 lighting regardless of which state you are in! Remember that JA8 was the name given to the 2016 revision of the California Title 24 Regulations. JA8 is an abbreviation for “Joint Appendix 8”, these regulations cover both indoor and outdoor lighting in new construction, renovations, and any additions to both residential and non-residential buildings. Before we get into the benefits, take a look below at the main qualification requirements in order to be JA8 compliant:
|Appendix JA8: Qualification Requirements for High Efficacy Light Sources – Partial List
|Initial Efficacy||≥ 45 lumens per watt
|Power Factor at Full Rated Power||≥ 0.90|
|Correlated Color Temperature (CCT)||For inseparable SSL luminaires, LED light engines and GU24 LED lamps, ≤ 4000 Kelvin.
For all other sources, ≤ 3000 Kelvin.
|Color Rendering Index (CRI)||≥ 90|
|Rated Life||≥ 15,000 Hours|
|Minimum Dimming Level||≤ 10%|
|Flicker||< 30% for frequencies of 200Hz or below at 100% and 20% light output.|
Most JA8 bulbs and fixtures are LED so many of the benefits of LEDs also apply to JA8 bulbs:
All these benefits make it clear to see why you should incorporate JA8 lighting in your home or business. Visit our catalog and make the switch today!
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