Part 4: Lighting Retrofits: Spotlight on NEMA
Lighting Retrofits: Spotlight on NEMA
By Denise Fong - November 2012 - Lighting
The Lighting Systems Division of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) provides the organizational framework for manufacturers of lighting equipment to work together on projects affecting their industry and businesses.
One of the major outcomes of this cooperative effort is the establishment of technical standards and codes. Related issues, such as product compatibility, conformity assessment and safety, are also addressed. Legislative and regulatory matters also are dealt with on an industry-wide basis. The collective industry voice through NEMA speaks with more authority than any one company could. Collecting and disseminating statistical information is a third industrywide project, which provides new tools and resources for member companies.
Supported by the expertise of Lighting Systems Division members, NEMA is secretariat for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) lighting standards program for C78 (Lamps), C79 (Bulbs), C81 (Lamp Bases and Holders), and C82 (Ballasts).
NEMA is also the secretariat for the CANENA Lighting Technical Harmonization Committee (THC34), which is working on North American standards for lamps, ballasts, and fixtures. Several United States-Canada bi-national standards projects are also underway.
For more information, visit www.nema.org/Products/Pages/Lighting-Systems.aspx