IOTA® "HE" Series emergency lighting solutions provide certified performance to meeting California Title 20 energy requirements, in addition to promoting overall building and facility energy efficiency.
Learn more about California Title 20 and IOTA "HE" high efficiency models in the IOTA Emergency Solutions for California Title 20 Reference Guide.
What is California Title 20?
Recent efforts to promote more sustainable utility practices have resulted in the adoption of California Code of Regulations, Title 20, Sections 1601-1608. These regulations set appliance efficiency standards which restrict the sale of non-compliant product (including certain emergency lighting equipment) within the state of California. To comply, products must be certified and appear in the California Energy Commission’s Modernized Appliance Efficiency
Database System (MAEDBS).
Which IOTA emergency lighting products are affected?
As a general rule, IOTA products that incorporate a battery charging system are regulated by the California Energy Commission in California Code of Regulations, Title 20. This includes Emergency LED Drivers, Emergency Fluorescent Ballasts, and Emergency Mini and Micro Inverters.
IOTA Central Inverter products are exempt from California Title 20 regulations due to the complexity of complying with test procedures outlined in the standards. The IOTA ETS family of ALCR devices do not contain a battery charger system, and therefore are not regulated by California Title 20.
How do I identify IOTA products that meet California Title 20 energy efficiency requirements?
IOTA uses the descriptor "HE" (for high-efficiency) in the product model name to easily identify products that meet California Title 20 energy efficiency requirements.
IOTA products that meet California Title 20 energy efficiency requirements will also be identified on the product label with the "Circle BC" mark as a small battery charger.
Find the Circle BC mark on IOTA products certified in the CA T20 MAEDBS.
Additionally, a statement may be found on the product specification sheet and installation manual that the IOTA model is listed in the Modernized Appliance Energy Efficiency Database System (MAEDBS).
IOTA Products registered in the California Title 20 Modernized Appliance Efficiency Database System:
Emergency Mini and Micro Inverters:
All IOTA Mini and Micro Inverter models with "HE" listed in the model name are registered in the California MAEDBS.
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What about IOTA Central Inverter models?
IOTA Central Inverter products are exempt from California Title 20 regulations due to the complexity of complying with test procedures outlined in the standards. Most IIS Central Inverter models may be used in California applications. Consult the product specification sheets.
What about IOTA ETS ALCR devices?
Since the IOTA ETS family of emergency ALCR devices do not contain a battery charger, they are not regulated by California Title 20 and are suitable for California applications.