NEMA publishes new lighting standard

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published a new standard for communicating key characteristics in regards to fluorescent light replacements and retrofit LED lamps. Entitled ANSI C78.54-2019 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specification Sheet for Tubular Fluorescent Replacement and Retrofit LED Lamps, it addresses all l types of fluorescent replacement and retrofit Tubular LED (TLED) systems.

“This new Standard identifies key performance and application elements that LED-based tubular lamp consumers can use to better select and compare different products,” said Andrew Jackson, Manager, Lighting Test Center Americas Signify North America Corporation, committee chairman of the ANSI Section for Electric Lamps, noting the standard also help clear up any confusion related to input electrical parameters for both users and those measuring lamp performance.”

The new standard is $100 and available in hard copy or for download via the NEMA website.


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