Title 24 is an energy law that was created to conserve the high consumption and demand in California.  The new compliance are applicable to both commercial and residential lighting.  This policy significantly modifies lighting needs in new and remodeled homes.

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Code Requirements Per Room

Living Room, Bedroom, Family Room, and Hallway

  • Dimmers with incandescent or halogen lighting
  • Occupancy sensor
  • Fluorescent lighting (non screw-in)


  • Fluorescent lighting – at least 50% of installed wattage must be from fluorescent, CFL or HID lights that do not screw in (13 watts or greater require an electronic ballast)
  • Incandescent lighting – up to 50% of installed wattage may be incandescent lighting if switched separately
  • Dimmers with incandescent or halogen lighting as an upgrade from a switch

Other Interior Rooms

  • Fluorescent lighting
  • Occupancy sensors

Exterior Lights (Attached to Building)

  • Fluorescent lighting
  • Incandescent / halogen lighting combined with photo/motion sensor

For More info:  http://www.energy.ca.gov/title24/