06.26.17 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 [...]

06.26.17 Linear Fluorescent Lamp Indexes Decrease in the First Quarter of 2017

The linear florescent 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 [...]

06.05.17 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. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) [...]

06.05.17 Lighting Controls Association Partners with California Community College System to Offer Controls Curriculum

The Lighting Controls Association (LCA), a council of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), has announced a new partnership with the California Community College System (CCCS) to educate tomorrow’s electrical workforce about energy-saving [...]

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

Electroindustry proposes robust national standard for LED lamps exceeding 45 lumens per watt The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has formally requested that the Secretary of Energy complete a rulemaking for general service [...]

04.27.17 NEMA Publishes Standard on Test Methods for Temporal Light Artifacts

Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published 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 [...]

01.11.17 High-Intensity Discharge Lamps Standard Now Available

Today, 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 [...]

01.11.17 NEMA Publishes Comprehensive Catalog of Electrical Standards: 2017 ESPG

Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association published the 2017 edition of its Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG), a comprehensive listing of NEMA electrical standards as well as an extensive directory of manufacturers [...]

11.09.16 ANSI C78 Committee Revises ANSI C78.1195 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Double-Capped Fluorescent Lamps—Safety Specifications

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 [...]

10.08.16 ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78 Revises ANSI C78.81-2016 American National Standard for Electric Lamps

ANSI C78.81 sets forth the physical and electrical characteristics of the principal types of fluorescent lamps intended for application on conventional line frequency circuits and electronic high-frequency circuits. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association [...]

07.29.16 NEMA Publishes NEMA LSD 23-2016 Recommended Practice—Lamp Seasoning for Fluorescent Dimming Systems

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LSD 23-2016 Recommended Practice—”Lamp Seasoning for Fluorescent Dimming Systems.” This paper provides a recommended practice to season lamps for fluorescent dimming systems. This paper is [...]

07.29.16 Forest Lighting Parent Company, MLS, In Consortium Announcing Plans To Acquire Osram Ledvance Lighting Business

MLS, parent company of Atlanta-based Forest Lighting USA, has announced it is part of a consortium that plans to acquire Osram’s Ledvance lighting business. Osram said in 2015 it intended to sell its [...]

07.16.16 ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C82 Revises ANSI C82.3-2016 Reference Ballasts for Fluorescent Lamps

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C82 revised ANSI C82.3-2016 Reference Ballasts for Fluorescent Lamps. This standard describes the essential design features and operating characteristics of reference [...]

07.16.16 ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C136 Publishes ANSI C136.49-2016 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C136 published ANSI C136.49-2016 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Plasma Lighting. This new standard defines the electrical and [...]

06.22.16 NEMA Publishes NEMA LSD 74-2016 Considerations of Field LED Driver Replacement

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LSD 74-2016 Considerations of Field LED Driver Replacement. This new white paper discusses issues related to the field replacement of drivers in LED lighting fixtures, [...]

05.17.16 Electrical Manufacturers Present Pro-consumer, Energy-Efficient Solutions for DOE Light Bulb Rule

NEMA says government would disrupt a rapid market transition already taking place ROSSLYN, VA—In written comments filed with the U.S. Department of Energy by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), U.S. lighting manufacturers [...]

05.13.16 NEMA Publishes NEMA 410-2015

NEMA Publishes NEMA 410-2015 Rosslyn, VA—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA 410-2015Performance Testing for Lighting Controls and Switching Devices with Electronic Drivers and Discharge Ballasts. This standard covers the definition, [...]

04.13.16 ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C136 Reaffirms ANSI C136.26 Troubleshooting Guide for…

ANSI C78.81 sets forth the physical and electrical characteristics of the principal types of fluorescent lamps intended for application on conventional line frequency circuits and electronic high-frequency circuits. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association [...]

03.15.16 ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C136 Revises ANSI C136.15-2015 Roadway and Area Lighting…

ROSSLYN, VA —The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C136 revised ANSI C136.15-2015 Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Luminaire Field Identification. This standard provides a simple, uniform method for [...]

01.21.16 NEMA Publishes NEMA SSL 7A-2015 Phase-Cut Dimming for Solid State Lighting—Basic Compatibility

ROSSLYN, VA—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA SSL 7A-2015 Phase-Cut Dimming for Solid State Lighting—Basic Compatibility. This standard provides compatibility requirements when a forward phase-cut dimmer is combined with one or [...]

01.15.16 Osram Announces Name of Lamps Business: LEDVANCE

Osram, one of the world’s leading lighting manufacturers, continues to make progress with the carve-out of its general lighting lamps business. After the supervisory board of OSRAM Licht AG approved the carve-out of [...]

12.18.15 California Energy Commission Pursuing Regulatory Requirements to Mandate LED Bulbs That Are Less Efficient, More Expensive

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) called on the California Energy Commission (CEC) today to ensure that California consumers have access to the most efficient and cost-effective LED bulbs currently on the market. [...]

12.14.15 NEMA Publishes NEMA LE 7-2015 Recessed Luminaires Intended for Contact with Expanding Polyurethane Foam Insulation

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LE 7-2015 Recessed Luminaires Intended for Contact with Expanding Polyurethane Foam Insulation. NEMA developed this standard to define a subset of insulation contact (Type IC) [...]

12.10.15 ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C136 Publishes ANSI C136.38-2015 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Induction Lighting

ROSSLYN, Va., December 10, 2015—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) C136 published ANSI C136.38-2015 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Induction Lighting. This standard [...]

09.21.15 ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C82 Publishes ANSI C82.6-2015 American National Standard for Lamp Ballasts—Ballasts for High-Intensity Discharge Lamps—Methods of Measurement

ROSSLYN, VA—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) C82 revised ANSI C82.6-2015 American National Standard for Lamp Ballasts—Ballasts for High-Intensity Discharge Lamps—Methods of Measurement. This standard is [...]