American National Standards Institute

The Atlantic Divide on Energy Codes
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The Atlantic Divide on Energy Codes

While all energy codes strive for continual improvement, they reflect different... More

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NEMA Updates ANSI C136 Lighting Standards

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has updated the ANSI C136 series of standards for roadway and area lighting equipment. More

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NEMA Publishes Two Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment Standards

Two new roadway and area lighting equipment standards?ANSI C136.25-2009 More

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NEMA Releases High-Pressure Sodium Lamp Standard

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI_ANSLG-C78.42-2007 "American National Standard for Electric Lamps-High Pressure Sodium Lamps" on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG). The edition includes revisions to section 2.1 of the 70-watt S62 lamp and section 2.1 of the 100-watt S54 lamp. The standard sets forth the physical and electrical requirements for high-pressure sodium lamps to ensure performance and interchangeability, provides the basis for the electrical requirements for ballasts and ignitors, and lamp-related requirements for luminaires. More

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NEMA Releases Incandescent Lamp Safety Specs

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG), has published "American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Incandescent Lamps—Safety Specifications," ANSI_ANSLG C78.60432:1-2007 and ANSI_ANSLG C78.60432:2-2007, which revise and redesignate ANSI_IEC C78.60432 parts one and two to conform to IEC Guide 21-2005 sections one, four, and six. Both new safety spec documents can be downloaded for free or a hard copy purchased for $20 by visiting More

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NEMA Publishes Standard for Self-Ballasted Mercury Lamps

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), acting on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group, has published ANSI ANSLG C78.45-2007, "American National Standard for Electric Lamps More

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Pulse Start Lamp

Venture Lighting introduces its NEC-compliant MP 85W Uni-Form Pulse Start lamp. This compact ANSI type-O, high-wattage metal halide lamp provides energy savings, longer life, and significantly more light over time than today's standard 1000W metal halide system, according to Venture. Ideal for parking lot, outdoor, high-bay, and site lighting, it has a rated life of 20,000+ hours with 70 percent of the lamps still operating at the end of the rated life. More

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