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Lighting and Ceiling Fans

Commercial and residential lighting products, such as fixtures and bulbs, and ceiling fans. Products in this category may also apply to the acquisition of construction and facilities operations & maintenance services.

References and Guidance

Additional Guidance

Category Specific Guidance

Interested in learning more about integrative design and lighting system impacts on human behavior, resources, finances, and O&M? Check out the SFTool Lighting System section.

See Energy Star Product Specificationsopens in new window to determine products covered and the current version of Energy Star and status by product type.

Note that the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)opens in new window provides specifications for several lighting types not covered by Energy Star. See FEMP's Contracting for Efficiency Best Practices Guideopens in new window for incorporating efficiency requirements into solicitations.


Federal agency customers are required to buy sustainable products such as energy efficient products and recycled content products, to the maximum extent practicable.

In accordance with FAR Part 23.103opens in new window, Federal agencies shall advance sustainable acquisition by ensuring that 95 percent of new contract actions for the supply of products and for the acquisition of services (including construction) require that the products are:

  • Energy-efficient (ENERGY STAR® or Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)-designated);
  • Water-efficient;
  • Biobased;
  • Environmentally preferable (e.g., EPEAT®-registered, or non-toxic or less toxic alternatives);
  • Non-ozone depleting; or
  • Made with recovered materials.

Recommendations of Specifications, Standards, and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing:


Sustainable services also include construction and service contracts where sustainable products are delivered, furnished for Government use, or furnished for Contractor use at a federally controlled facility.

In accordance with FAR Part 23.103opens in new window, Sustainable Acquisitions, service contracts must require the use or supply of sustainable products covered by certain Federal environmental programs, when applicable. Sustainable products include energy efficient, recycled content, water efficient, biobased, and other environmentally preferable products.

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  • You can determine the specific sustainable requirements that apply to your acquisition by clicking on the individual product categories on the Left Side of this page
  • You can Learn more by visiting the Environmental Programs page
Other Considerations

Before buying new products, be sure to consider excess personal property from other federal agencies. It's not just the mandatory first source of supply, it's sustainable! Visit GSAXcess®opens in new window to search the federal government’s available excess personal property for transfer.

To promote fuel efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution, consider using a SmartWay Transport Partneropens in new window for shipment of your products.