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Member News 2019-12-05T15:32:01-06:00

NEMA Joins with Major Trade Associations to Offer Warnings on Tariffs

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) joined the National Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), and the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) to offer [...]

Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area Named IDA’s 200th Certified Dark Sky Place

MERRITT RESERVOIR STATE RECREATION AREA, Cherry County, Nebraska, U.S. – Nebraska Tourism, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, and the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) proudly announce Merritt Reservoir State Recreation Area (SRA) is certified as an International Dark Sky [...]

Nightscape: SEP, 2022 Edition

Like many of you, I eagerly anticipated the first images from the James Webb Space Telescope. Released by NASA on July 12 of this year, they did not disappoint.

Parc du Mont-Bellevue Becomes Canada’s First Urban Night Sky Place

The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has certified the parc du Mont-Bellevue as Canada’s first Urban Night Sky Place (UNSP). The park is the fifth International Dark Sky Place in Canada, joining Bon Accord International Dark Sky [...]

NEMA Commends President Biden for Signing CHIPS Act into Law

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) President and CEO Debra Phillips issued the following statement upon President Biden’s signing of the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act: “The CHIPS legislation signed by President Biden marks another [...]

NEMA Commends Congress for Passing CHIPS Act

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) President and CEO Debra Phillips issued the following statement upon the House passage of the 2022 CHIPS and Science Act: “This comprehensive legislation represents a tremendous step forward for [...]

NECA Files Comments on Streamlining FCC Rules

NECA filed comments yesterday on the FCC's notice of proposed rulemaking on the ACAM Broadband Coalition's enhanced A-CAM proposal and proposed rule revisions to make the high-cost program more efficient. In its comments, NECA addressed the commission's proposals [...]

International Dark Sky Week Encourages People Worldwide to “Discover the Night”

Tucson, Arizona, U.S. – This April 22-30, the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) encourages people worldwide to discover the night during International Dark Sky Week 2022. This annual week-long event aims to raise awareness about [...]

New Lighting Standards Assist with Reporting Energy Data and Tagging Meta Data

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published two new standards for reporting energy data and tagging metadata. ANSI C137.5 American National Standard for Lighting Systems—Energy Reporting Requirements for Lighting Devices specifies the minimum performance requirements necessary for [...]

Virtual Event Celebrates Launch of Actress Kristin Chenoweth’s First Children’s Book

Open Event Sponsored by The MOMS & LEDVANCE Highlights How You Deserve Better!  WILMINGTON, Mass. – Please join The MOMS Denise Albert and Actress Kristin Chenoweth for a Family Virtual Event to celebrate Kristin's first children's [...]

IDA Announces First International Dark Sky Community

JELSA, Hvar, Croatia – The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has now designated the Municipality of Jelsa on the island Hvar as the first International Dark Sky Community (IDSC) in both Croatia and Southern Europe. With this [...]

IDA: Translating Research into Practice

The following is a guest post submitted by Catherine Pérez Vega and Karolina Zielinska-Dabkowska (IDA Technical Committee) about their recently published article “A Systematic Review for Establishing Relevant Environmental Parameters for Urban Lighting: Translating Research [...]

IES Names Colleen Harper as Executive Director

February 3, 2022 (New York, NY): The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) is excited to announce Colleen Harper as its new Executive Director, effective March 14, 2022. With over 15 years of nonprofit professional association experience, [...]

New White Paper for LED Driver Measurements Ensures Customers Benefit from Smart-Enabled LED Driver Features

ROSSLYN, Va., January 26, 2022—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LS 20003-2021 Standby Power Measurements for LED Drivers—Recommended Allowances for Feature Sets Other Than Lighting. This new white paper recommends standby power [...]

NEMA Statement on White House Urging Congress to Pass Vital Semiconductor Supply Chain Legislation

Arlington, VA, January 24, 2022 — In response to the White House urging Congress to pass legislation -- the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act (USICA) -- to strengthen U.S. research, development, and manufacturing for [...]

Call for Speakers Extended: 2022 ArchLIGHT Summit

—New January 31 deadline for second annual lighting event for the architectural, specification and design communities— DALLAS – January 24, 2021 – ArchLIGHT Summit, the new lighting trade event and educational platform for the architectural, specification [...]

Q&A with IDA Delegate Carol Redford from Western Australia

Each month the International Dark-Sky Association features an IDA Advocate from the worldwide network of volunteers who are working to protect the night in a feature called ‘Monthly Star.’ This month we’re highlighting the [...]

Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls Rebrand

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 18, 2022) – Universal Lighting Technologies and Douglas Lighting Controls, leading manufacturer and provider of commercial lighting and controls solutions, has unveiled a new brand name and identity as Universal Douglas. The rebrand, [...]

Globe at Night 2022: Can You See the Stars?

Every year, the Globe at Night international community science campaign raises awareness about the impact of light pollution by inviting community scientists to measure and submit night sky brightness observations. All you need is a computer, [...]

NEMA Publishes New White Paper on the Origin and Use of Unified Glare Rating (UGR)

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LS 20001-2021 White Paper on Unified Glare Rating (UGR). This new white paper explains the original intent of Unified Glare Rating (UGR), its proper uses, and common misuses. Unified [...]

2022 Solid-State Lighting Workshop

VIRTUAL | January 31–February 3, 2022 | FREE REGISTER NOW WORKSHOP AGENDA Solid-state lighting (SSL) technology is nothing short of revolutionary. Yet we know there is still technology development headroom to raise the bar [...]

Desengano State Park, Managed by Inea, Becomes the First International Dark Sky Park in Latin America

SANTA MARIA MADALENA, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — Desengano State Park (PED), administered by the State Environmental Institute (Inea), achieved an unprecedented title in Latin America: the nomination of the protected area as an International Dark [...]

NEMA Partners with International Trade Administration to Increase U.S. Presence in IEC-Based Standards and Advanced Manufacturing

ROSSLYN, Va., December 14, 2021—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has partnered with the U.S. International Trade Administration (ITA) to host a virtual Advanced Manufacturing Summit. The goals of the summit are to grow [...]

NEMA’s Patrick Hughes Elected President of Americans for a Clean Energy Grid

ROSSLYN, Va., December 10, 2021—Americans for a Clean Energy Grid (ACEG)—a diverse coalition focused on expanding, integrating, and modernizing the North American high-voltage grid—has elected National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Vice President Operations Patrick [...]

New Standard Describes Requirements for Network Lighting Control Devices for Outdoor Lighting

ROSSLYN, Va., December 10, 2021—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Energy Measurement for a Network Lighting Control (NLC) Device with a Locking-Type Receptacle (ANSI C136.50-2021). [...]