01.23.19 NEMA Issues New Installation Guidelines for Outdoor Luminaires

ROSSLYN, Va., January 21, 2019—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LSD 80-2018 Installation Guidelines for Outdoor Luminaires—Grounding Considerations. This new white paper addresses the application of the National Electrical Safety Code® (NESC) as it pertains to the grounding of outdoor luminaires and recommends installation guidelines.

New outdoor luminaries contain more electronics (e.g., LED lamps, electronic drivers, and electronic lighting controls) than previous outdoor lighting technologies. Electronics are more sensitive to grounding and wiring issues than earlier technologies. “This whitepaper offers guidelines on proper grounding techniques to improve outdoor luminary performance,” said Michael O’Boyle, Technical Policy Manager, Signify.

NEMA LSD 80-2018 is available as an electronic download at no cost on the NEMA website.

Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78 revised ANSI C78.1195 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Double-Capped Fluorescent Lamps—Safety Specifications. Adopted by ANSI ASC C78 as a nationally acknowledged international standard, this revision of IEC 61195, ed2.2 (2014-09) includes deviations for clauses 2 and 3.

NEMA’s Lighting Systems Division, as secretariat of ANSI’s ASC C78 for Electric Lamps, is looking for industry experts in the User and General Interest categories to participate in standards development activities. Contact NEMA at nemalighting@nema.org if you are interested. Please indicate your interest category and your area of expertise.

ANSI C78.1195-2016 can be purchased in hard copy or as an electronic download for $50 on the NEMA website.

2019-01-23T12:41:05+00:00