NEMA Standards that Power and Connect the Electroindustry

NEMA publishes more than 700 electrical and medical imaging Standards and technical whitepapers that cover millions of Member products. We believe that Standards play a key part in the design, production, and distribution of products destined for both national and

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NEMA Launches Industrial Control Panel Council

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association(NEMA)  announced the creation of its new Industrial Control Panel Council to promote the proper installation of industrial control panels, provide guidance and recommendations on installation practices for various jurisdictions, advocate for Standards and best practice documents for the industry, and develop educational

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NEMA Unveils New Website

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) launched its new website today, showcasing a fresh look for the Association with its mobile-responsiveness and easy-to-navigate design. The revamped website encompasses many features to help users get faster search results, filter by news

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NEMA Launches Healthcare Facilities Council

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has announced the establishment of its Healthcare Facilities Council (HFC) to help improve healthcare delivery environments while expanding market opportunities for manufacturers serving the healthcare facilities market. The HFC creates a forum for professionals

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NEMA Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG)

The Electrical Standards & Products Guide lists NEMA Standards, product categories, and the Member manufacturers of those products. ESPG is the guide to electrical products and is read by buyers, specifiers, contractors, and distributors—your client base. Each year, ESPG lists

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NEMA Launches Automotive Component Council

To increase manufacturer collaboration in the changing and expanding automotive component market. The ACC will develop a deeper understanding of the automotive supply chain market, advocate for policies and regulations that impact the market, and develop baseline Standards qualification programs

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Lighting Industry Leaders Team Up to Offer UVC Light Safety Guidance

Due to an increased demand for sanitizing and germicidal capabilities in the face of COVID-19, UL, the American Lighting Association (ALA), and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) have released a new position paper, “Ultraviolet-C (UVC) Germicidal Devices: What Consumers

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NEMA Lighting Systems Division Endorses Global Lighting Association Safety Guidelines for Ultraviolet Disinfecting Devices

According to GLA, germicidal ultraviolet irradiation is a proven methodology for inactivating viruses on solid surfaces, in water, and air. As such, it is expected to be a useful tool in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. UV-C is a category

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NEMA Revised Lighting Industry Standard for LED Drivers Adds New Methods of Measurement

The scope includes, but is not limited to, LED drivers with these characteristics: General lighting, exterior lighting, and roadway lighting applications Input supply voltage up to 600 VDC or 600 VAC (50 or 60 Hz) Output open-circuit voltage of 600

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NEMA Updates Industry Photocontrols Standard

Published by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Non-Locking (Button)–Type Photocontrols covers the electrical and mechanical interchangeability of nonlocking type photocontrols for mounting within a roadway or off-roadway luminaire. These controls are

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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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