NEMA Updates Roadway Standard for Enclosed Luminaires

The American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Enclosed Setback Luminaires and Directional Floodlights for High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps (ANSI C136.32-2020) covers dimensional, maintenance, and electrical features that permit the interchange of enclosed luminaires that have the same light

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NEMA: America Needs to Work Its Way Through This Crisis… and It Will Rely on Electricity to Do So

There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. While electrical equipment manufacturers are considered “Critical Manufacturing,” they also directly support every other sector by making the products needed to assure

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NEMA electroindustry: In Control: Benefits of Connected Lighting Go Beyond Energy Savings

MUST READ: 6 The Non-Energy Benefits of Connected Lighting Steve Mesh, Principal, Lighting Education & Design 8 The Connected Retail Store: Bringing Online to On-site Neil Egan, Director, Communications, Acuity Brands Lighting 10 Specifying Light Sources beyond Color Fidelity Kees

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To Members of NEMA’s Lighting Systems Division

As you’re seeing in the news, many states, counties, and cities are instituting shelter-in-place policies to slow the spread of COVID-19.  This is most likely impacting your facilities, some of you may have already been forced to shut down or

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NEMA Supports Rapid Consideration and Passage of the American Energy Innovation Act of 2020

 “Households and businesses across the country are becoming increasingly electrified, and it is important to embrace technology and revolutionize America’s energy infrastructure,” said NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff. “By using more efficient electrical technologies, end-users save money, the

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NEMA Welcomes Department of Energy Final Process Rule

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today welcomed the Department of Energy (DOE) final Process Rule that modernizes its current appliance efficiency rulemaking process to conform to changes in the law, clarify ambiguities, and streamline the rulemaking process. The Electrical

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NEMA & ALA Drop Lawsuit to Block New California Light Bulb Standards

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association and the American Lighting Association yesterday ended their legal challenge to the California Energy Commission’s Nov. 13 decision to expand its minimum efficiency standards for bulbs. The move came two weeks after the U.S. District Court for

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National Lighting Bureau to Launch a Trusted Warranty Program

In the spring of 2020, the National Lighting Bureau (NLB) is planning launch a “Trusted Warranty” Evaluation Program designed to independently evaluate warranty processes among manufacturers and recognize companies with a “Trusted Warranty” designation. The policy was written by a

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California Gets a Green Light to Enforce Stricter Light Bulb Standards

Last month, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California issued an order denying a request for a temporary restraining order against the state’s standard. The request was made by the NEMAand the ALA in their lawsuit challenging the standard

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Lighting Industry Sues to Block California’s Jan. 1 Expanded Light Bulb Efficiency Standards

The lawsuit by NEMA and American Lighting Association, filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, seeks to reverse the California Energy Commission’s Nov. 13 decision to update its minimum efficiency standards for light bulbs, which added such common household types as the candle- and

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NEMA’s New Lighting Standard Offers Performance Specifications for LED Lamps

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C78.53-2019 American National Standard for Electric Lamps— Performance Specifications for Direct Replacement LED (Light Emitting Diode) Lamps. This new Standard describes the electrical, mechanical, and photometric characteristics of LED lamps that are

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NEMA Welcomes Decision to Delay, Reduce Tariffs as Part of Agreement with China

The President and Chinese officials in Beijing announced December 13, the contents of a trade agreement that includes a commitment from the U.S. to suspend plans to place 15 percent additional tariffs on Chinese products effective December 15. The President

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NEMA Applauds Announcement to Advance USMCA

USMCA, as agreed and signed in November 2018, builds on and is intended to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement. USCMA includes many provisions that will advance North American cooperation and boost the region’s global competitiveness. Once submitted to

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NEMA New Standard Provides Specifications for Street Lighting

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C136.58-2019 Luminaire Four-Pin Extension Module and Receptacle—Physical and Electrical Interchangeability and Testing. This new Standard provides mechanical and electrical specifications for interfacing street and area lighting with controls and sensor accessories. This

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Lighting Leads 21st Century Reduction in Use of Electricity by Clark R. Silcox, General Counsel, NEMA

Over the first 18 years of the 21st century, lighting products contributed more than any other product to reducing the demand for electricity in the United States, according to data published by U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in their Annual

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LED Holds 70 Percent of A-Line Lamp Market

According to the National Electrical Manufacturers Association’s (NEMA) A-line Lamp Index, LED A-line shipments increased 2.3 percent in the first quarter of 2019 compared to Q418, but decreased 7.1 percent compared to Q118. Halogen A-line lamps posted a decrease in

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Electrical Manufacturers Support DOE Revision of General Service Lamp Definition

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) welcomed the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Final Rule defining the scope of general service lamps to be consistent with the intent of Congress when it enacted the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

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NEMA New Standard Available for Fluorescent Replacement and Retrofit LED Lamps

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C78.54-2019 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specification Sheet for Tubular Fluorescent Replacement and Retrofit LED Lamps, which standardizes the specification sheet, or data reporting format, as the means of communicating critical lamp

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NEMA New Lighting Systems Standard Available for Solid State Lighting Retrofit Kits

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C136.42-2019 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Solid State Lighting Retrofit Kits. This Standard defines the mechanical and electrical requirements for transforming an installed high-intensity discharge (HID) roadway and area

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NEMA New Standard Available for Wireless Networked Lighting Controllers for Use with Roadway and Area Lighting Systems

ANSI C136.48-2018 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Wireless Networked Lighting Controllers. Developed by the ANSI Committee for Outdoor Lighting, this new Standard defines the minimum requirements for wireless NLCs intended for use with roadway and area lighting

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