The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has responded to the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently published technical memorandum IES TM-30-15 IES Method for Evaluating Light Source Color Rendition  with their own white paper titled Light Source Color Rendition (NEMA LSCR-PP 1-2015).

“NEMA member companies are evaluating TM-30,” said Mark Lien, chair of the NEMA Light Source Section and director of Government and Industry Relations at Osram Sylvania, in a press statement. “Any new color metrics will impact our customers and the products we can offer. The International Commission on Illumination supports the study of TM-30. The IES issued this standard hoping to enable the international lighting community to carefully evaluate it. Our position paper addresses aspects of color quality and recommends a thorough vetting process. It also cautions about the inclusion of fidelity metrics in regulations that would limit customer options.”

Light Source Color Rendition can be downloaded, free of charge, from the NEMA website.