A regular Planet Gore reader — a lighting designer from California (and, apparently, a Bugs Bunny fan) — is doing the job that most Congressman won’t do: reading the 1,200 pages of Waxman-Markey.
Trying to read the ungainly thing. Ugh.
Regarding Subtitle B — Lighting and Appliance Energy Efficiency Programs: “Efficacy” is the term used in reference to light sources (lamps, “light bulbs”) and described in lumens per watt. It does NOT refer to luminaires (light fixtures) to which the term “efficiency” is applied — which describes the percentage of light produced by the source that comes out of the luminaire, and is stated as a percentage. These clowns can’t get that right. They frequently refer to the efficacy of luminaires and at one point write about the efficiency in terms of lumens per watt. (p 389, lines 10-13.)
If they are that clueless in one small section of this massive tome, how much more clueless are they in the rest of it? What maroons!