NEMA Files Legal Action That Could Stymie California Regulations on LED Lamps

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has announced that it filed legal action seeking to preempt regulations established by the California Energy Commission (CEC) from taking effect. Parts of the CEC regulatory policy have come under attack from many in

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Revised Standard on Solid-State Lighting Extends Chromaticity Range

In a revision of ANSI C78.377-2017 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specifications for the Chromaticity of Solid-State Lighting Products, the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78, Electric Lamps, establishes a range of chromaticity for general lighting with solid-state lighting (SSL) products

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Connected Public Lighting: A Powerful Accelerator for Smart Cities by Susanne Seitinger

The analyst firm Gartner calculates that 8.4 billion connected objects will be in use in 2017, an increase of 31 percent from 2016.[1] As urban migration increases and connected devices proliferate, these parallel trends promise new links between physical spaces

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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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Linear Fluorescent Lamp Indexes Decrease in the First Quarter of 2017

The linear fluorescent lamp index continues a downward trend, T5, T8, and T12 lamps all posted a quarter-over-quarter decrease for 1Q 2017 compared to 4Q 2016 of 0.7 percent, 3.7 percent, and 12.4 percent, respectively. The index for T8 lamps

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HID Lamp Indexes Decline First Quarter 2017 in Year-Over-Year Comparison

NEMA’s shipment index for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps post a decline in shipments in 1Q 2017 compared to 1Q 2016 with sodium vapor posting a 22.4 percent decline, metal halide a 19.6 percent decline, and sodium vapor a 19.2

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Expanded NEMA Lighting System Index Edges Higher in First Quarter 2017

The first quarter of 2017 saw a 1.4 percent increase compared to 4Q 2016 but a 3.4 percent decline when compared to 1Q 2016. Emergency lighting, fixtures, and lighting controls posted quarter-over-quarter increases while the remaining components declined during the

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First Quarter 2017 Year-Over-Year LED A-Line Lamp Shipments Up, Incandescent, Halogen, and CFL Shipments Decline

LED A-line lamp shipments decreased 8.1 percent in 1Q 2017 compared to 4Q 2016. However, LED A-line lamps continued a year-over-year climb increasing 4.7 percent compared to 1Q 2016. Incandescent and halogen shipments posted a quarter-to-quarter decrease in 1Q 2017

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NEMA Supports Modernization of North American Free Trade Agreement

On June 12, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) provided formal written comments to the U.S. government welcoming the administration’s initiative to modernize and update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NEMA presented its general objectives, as well as

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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 Publishes New Standard for Portable Traffic Signals

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA TS 5-2017 Portable Traffic Signal Systems (PTSS) Standard. This new standard covers traffic signaling equipment used to enable and expedite the safe movement of vehicle traffic in work zones during roadway construction,

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Electroindustry Manufacturers Support Administration Action on NAFTA

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomed the Administration’s May 18 formal notification to Congress of intent to enter into negotiations with Canada and Mexico to revise and update the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NEMA is consulting with

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NEMA Publishes Standard on Test Methods for Temporal Light Artifacts

NEMA 77-2017 Temporal Light Artifacts: Test Methods and Guidance for Acceptance Criteria. Temporal Light Artifacts (TLA) are undesired changes in visual perception induced by a light stimulus whose luminance or spectral distribution fluctuates with time, such as flicker and stroboscopic

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NEMA Calls on Secretary of Energy to Complete Rulemaking for General Service Lamps

The Department of Energy (DOE) began the rulemaking in December 2013 and published two rules on January 19, 2017, addressing only one of the issues that Congress required for the rulemaking. These rules did not address the key issue on

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Energy Benchmarking Policies Lead to Installation of Energy-Saving Technologies

New York City facility managers who measure the energy performance of their buildings are investing in energy-saving technologies and operational improvements in order to improve their buildings’ energy efficiency, according to a survey http://www.nema.org/Technical/HPB/pages/default.aspx conducted by the National Electrical Manufacturers

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Lighting Standards Introduce Lamp Base and Holder for Tubular LEDs

Today, ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C81 revised two standards for the lighting industry: ANSI C81.61-2017 American National Standard for Electric Lamp Bases—Specifications for Bases (Caps) for Electric Lamps and ANSI C81.62-2017 American National Standard for Electric Lampholders, as announced by

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NEMA Confidence Indexes Soar

Mixed in with guarded optimism, panel comments also noted some market softness and uncertainty about the policy course being charted by Washington. Nevertheless, buoyed by a surge of respondents reporting better conditions the current conditions index moved to 72.2, which

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Linear Fluorescent Lamp Indexes Continue to Decline in the Third Quarter of 2016

Since 2014 the linear florescent lamp index has been on a downward trend and that trend continues in 3Q 2016. The index for T8 lamps which account for 63.0 percent of the consumer lamp market decreased on a year-over-year basis

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HID Lamp Indexes Continue Decline in Third Quarter 2016

NEMA’s shipment index for high intensity discharge (HID) lamps continued to decline in the third quarter of 2016. Compared to the same quarter last year, metal halide lamp shipments fell 25.4 percent, sodium vapor lamps decreased by 15.2 percent, and

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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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