JA8 is a section of California’s 2016 Building Energy Efficiency Standards that defines requirements for high efficacy lamps and luminaires.



As of January 1, 2017, all lighting for new homes in California must be high efficacy.

Fixtures must be tested to meet JA8 requirements by approved labs and must be labeled as compliant once they have passed testing and been submitted to the state. 

Current Optic Arts® JA8 2016 Compliant Listed Products:

SLOT.75: STP 2W & STP 4W2750K, 2930K, 3550K; STP VW 5.8W - 1800K-3550K, 1800K-6500K;

NITELIGHT™ CLOSET ROD: DC® 4.4W2400K, 3000K, 3500K, 4100K, 6000K.

ARM.125: STP 2W & STP 4W2750K, 2930K, 3550K;  STP VW 5.8W - 1800K-3550K, 1800K-6500K

FLEX STP 20*: 2750K, 2930K, 3550K
FLEX STP 40*: 2750K, 2930K, 3550K
FLEX STP 70*: 2750K, 2930K, 3550K
FLEX STP VARIABLE WHITE**: 1800K-3550K, 1800K-6500K
FLEX STP 20 IP67*: 2750K, 2930K, 3550K
FLEX STP 40 IP67*: 2750K, 2930K, 3550K

FLEX DC 1.5: 2400K, 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4100K, 6000K
• FLEX DC 2.2: 3000K, 3500K, 4100K, 6000K
• FLEX DC 4.4: 2400K, 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4100K, 6000K
FLEX DC 8.8: 2400K, 2700K, 3000K, 3500K, 4100K, 6000K


*JA8 2016 when used with 0-10V, DMX, Lutron A-Series 2-Wire or Lutron Premier dimming.
**JA8 2016 when used with DMX or VintageDim® dimming.