New Standard Minimizes Cable Energy Loss for Power over Ethernet Lighting Systems

Today the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) released a new installation standard designed to ensure minimal energy loss for PoE lighting systems. ANSI Accredited Standards Committee on Lighting Systems published ANSI C137.3 American National Standard for Lighting Systems—Minimum Requirements for

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NEMA New Lighting Standard Outlines How to Designate LED Direct Replacement Lamps

After technical review, ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78, Electric Lamps, published ANSI C78.52-2017 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—LED (Light Emitting Diode) Direct Replacement Lamps—Method of Designation. ANSI C78.52 is a new lighting standard on how to designate LED lamps

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NEMA High-Intensity Discharge Lamps Standard Now Available

A new version of ANSI C78.380 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—High-Intensity Discharge Lamps was released by ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78, as announced by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). This standard describes a system for the designation of

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NEMA ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C81 Revises ANSI C81.61-2016

American National Standard for Electric Lamp Bases—Specifications for Bases (Caps) for Electric Lamps. This standard sets forth the specifications for bases (caps) used on electric lamps. This revision includes specifications for the G8 base. NEMA’s Lighting Systems Division, as secretariat

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NEMA ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78 Reaffirms ANSI C78.180-2003

American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specifications for Fluorescent Lamp Starters. This standard covers performance of glow switch starters used with preheat-type fluorescent and similar discharge lamps. It does not include starters that are an integral part of a lamp or

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ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C136 Publishes ANSI C136.49-2016

American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Plasma Lighting. This new standard defines the electrical and mechanical requirements of plasma type light sources for use in roadway and area lighting luminaires. http://www.nema.org/Standards/Pages/American-National-Standard-for-Roadway-and-Area-Lighting-Equipment—Plasma-Lighting.aspx

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ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C82 Revises ANSI C82.3-2016 Reference Ballasts for Fluorescent Lamps

This standard describes the essential design features and operating characteristics of reference ballasts for fluorescent lamps. The items specified are those that have been found necessary to ensure accurate and reproducible results when either lamps or ballasts are being tested.

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NEMA’s Publishes ANSI C78.374-2015: Light-Emitting Diode Package Specification Sheet for General Illumination Applications

The purpose of this new standard is to specify the standardized white light-emitting diode (LED) package specification sheet, or data reporting format, as the means of communication between LED package producers and users in general illumination applications. The minimum defined

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NEMA Announced ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C82 Reaffirms C82.1-2004

Line Frequency Fluorescent Lamp Ballasts: This standard covers ballasts which have rated open circuit voltages of 2000 volts or less and are intended to operate lamps at a frequency of 50 Hz or 60 Hz. May be purchased in hard

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NEMA Announced That ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) C82 Revised ANSI C82.6

American National Standard for Lamp Ballasts—Ballasts for High-Intensity Discharge Lamps—Methods of Measurement. This standard is now updated to provide industry-wide consistency for products that have the technological advantages of electronic ballasts and can be paired with existing low frequency lamps.

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NEMA Reaffirms New Standards

http://www.NEMA.org • NEMA Reaffirms ANSI C78.1406-2004: P28 Single-Contact Medium Prefocus-Based Projection Lamps for Base-Down Operation—Dimensions. This standard establishes the dimensions essential to interchangeability of single-contact medium prefocus-based projection lamps of T10 and T12 bulb sizes. • NEMA Reaffirms ANSI C78.1407-2004:

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The Existing and Developing Standards for LED Lighting by Bizled Bureau

DOE works closely with a network of standards-setting organizations to accelerate the development and implementation of standards required for LED lighting products, and offers technical assistance and support. Listed are the existing and developing standards and white papers for LED

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NEMA Publishes ANSI C136.30-2015

American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Pole Vibration. This is a new standard that was developed to assist the industry in reducing issues related to pole vibration. It covers the minimum vibration withstand requirements and testing procedures for

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NEMA Publishes ANSI C78.376-2014

American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specifications for the Chromaticity of Fluorescent Lamps. Last published in 2001, this revision modifies the specifications for the chromaticity of fluorescent lamps. It updates and partially harmonizes this ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard with

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NEMA Reaffirms Lighting System Standards

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) reaffirmed its ANSI C81 standards for lamp bases and holders. http://www.NEMA.org • ANSI C81.61-2009 (R2014) American National Standard for Electrical Lamp Bases—Specifications for Bases (Caps) for Electric Lamps • ANSI C81.62-2009 (R2014) American National

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NEMA Publishes ANSI C136.21-2014

American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Vertical Tenons Used with Post Top-mounted Luminaires. This standard covers the attachment features of vertical tenons on pole tops or brackets used in roadway and area lighting that permit the interchangeability of

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NEMA Publishes ANSI C136.40-2014

American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Solar Lighting Systems. This report defines the electrical and mechanical requirements of standalone solar-type light systems for use in roadway and area lighting equipment. This revision provides guidance on the relationship between

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NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2014 Magnet Wire

ANSI/NEMA MW 1000-2014 Magnet Wire presents all existing NEMA standards for magnet wire, including standards for round, rectangular, and square film insulated and/or fibrous covered copper and aluminum magnet wire. In addition to general requirements, product specifications, and test procedures

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NEMA Publishes ANSI/NEMA C29 Composite Insulator Standards

ANSI/NEMA C29.12-2013 specifies composite suspension (tension) insulators with minimum section length of 46 in., while ANSI/NEMA C29.17-2013 specifies composite transmission line post type insulators with section lengths 41 in. or greater. Lastly, ANSI/NEMA C29.18-2013 specifies composite distribution line post type insulators

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NEMA Publishes ANSI C136.46-2013

NEMA Publishes ANSI C136.46-2013 – Entitled American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Concrete Lighting Poles.  This standard applies to concrete lighting poles used in roadway and area lighting equipment and includes nomenclature, performance criteria, marking and recordkeeping requirements,

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