California is so weird sometimes.. I'm actually curious now.. trying to find what in the world they could have a problem with LEDs for..
I think the problem could be the standby power: must be 0.2W or less.
Title 20 Section 1605.3(k)(2) State standards for non-federally-regulated appliances: Lamps: State-regulated LED lamps.
(A) State-regulated LED lamps with lumen output of 150 lumens or greater for E12 bases, or 200 lumens or greater for E17, E26, and GU24 bases, and manufactured on or after January 1, 2018, shall meet all of the standards shown in Table K-9 and shall have the following:
- A color point that meets the requirements in Table B1 of Annex B of ANSI C78.377-2015 for color targets and color consistency.
- A CRI (Ra) of 82 or greater.
- Individual color scores of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, and R8 of 72 or greater.
- A power factor of 0.7 or greater.
- A rated life of 10,000 hours or greater as determined by the lumen maintenance and time to failure test procedure.
- State-regulated LED lamps that have an ANSI standard lamp shape of A shall meet the omnidirectional light distribution requirements of ENERGY STAR's Product Specification for Lamps Version 2.0 (December 2015).
- State-regulated LED lamps that have an ANSI standard lamp shape of B, BA, C, CA, F, or G shall meet the decorative light distribution requirements of ENERGY STAR's Product Specification for Lamps Version 1.1 (August 2014).
(B) In addition to the requirements in section 1605.3(k)(2)(A) of this Article, state-regulated LED lamps manufactured on or after July 1, 2019 shall have a standby mode power of 0.2 watt or less.
[Table K-9 indicates that the minimum efficacy shall be 80 lumens per watt and that efficacy + 2.3*CRI shall be 297 or greater.]