2015-11-18

NEMA Responds to IES TM-30-15 with Light Source Color Rendition Paper

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) responded to IES TM-30-15 with NEMA LSCR-PP 1-2015 Light Source Color Rendition. The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently published TM-30-15 IES Method for Evaluating Light Source Color Rendition. NEMA has produced a position paper, Light Source Color Rendition, in response to this document.
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2015-09-21

NLB: Lighting Systems Index 2Q15 Results “Moving in the Right Direction”

After conveying disappointing results for the first-quarter of 2015, when lighting-equipment demand was 3.6% below fourth-quarter 2014 demand, the latest NEMA Lighting-Systems Index (LSI) results show that a modest rebound occurred during 2015’s second-quarter: Demand was up 0.4% over first-quarter performance and 2.2% above second-quarter 2014 performance. “While quarter-over-quarter performance may not be something to ‘write home about,’” said National Lighting Bureau Executive Director John Bachner, “year-over-year results are definitely encouraging and quarter-over-quarter results show that lighting-equipment demand is moving in the right direction. We’re optimistic that the next report will show continued growth over the third quarter.”
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2015-09-18

NEMA Lighting Systems Index Observes Upticks in 2Q15, Mixed Results for Components

Demand for lighting equipment, as measured by NEMA’s Lighting Systems Shipments Index, increased by 2.2% year-over-year (y/y) and by 0.4% quarter-to-quarter during second quarter of 2015. The increase was driven by emergency lighting and fixtures which gained ground on a year-over-year basis while the ballast and lamp–large and miniature–components offset these gains with year-over-year declines.
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2015-06-30

NEMA Appoints New MITA Executive Director

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that Patrick Hope has joined the organization as the executive director of its Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA). He comes to MITA from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) where he served as the senior director of legislative policy.
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2015-06-16

NEMA Lighting Systems Division Publishes Position Paper on Flicker and Stroboscopic Effects

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Lighting Systems Division published Temporal Light Artifacts (Flicker and Stroboscopic Effects), a position paper on temporal light artifacts (TLAs) that addresses what is commonly referred to as flicker and stroboscopic effects.
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2015-06-15

LEDs Included in NEMA’s Latest Luminaire Efficacy Ratings for Different Lighting Sectors

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published LE 6-2014 Procedure for Determining Target Efficacy Ratings for Commercial, Industrial, and Residential Luminaires. It was updated to explicitly include LED (light-emitting diode) technology and is of particular interest to recessed luminaire manufacturers, fluorescent lamp manufacturers, and HID (high intensity discharge) manufacturers.
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2015-03-19

Lunera Lighting Implements Industry Data Warehouse

Lunera® Lighting, a leader in lighting innovations accelerating the transformation to advanced LED technology, is pleased to announce it has selected Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA) Industry Data Warehouse (IDW) as its electronic data synchronization platform. Electronic data transfer makes it easier for Lunera to quickly connect with its own salesforce and customers for more effective business-to-business e-commerce.
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2015-03-04

NEMA Publishes New Standards for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has recently published two new standards for Roadways and Area Lighting Equipment. The first is ANSI C136.16-2014 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Enclosed, Post Top-mounted Luminaires. This standard is useful to roadway and area lighting manufacturers, municipalities, and utilities; and provides requirements to allow for the interchangeability of enclosed, post top-mounted luminaires.
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2015-02-12

NEMA Lighting Systems Division Publishes White Paper on U.S. Procurement Policy and Manufacturing

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of its Lighting Systems Division, published a brief white paper on considerations U.S. federal, state, and local governments should have in mind when setting requirements for procurement of energy-efficient lighting systems. Specifically, the paper summarizes issues surrounding requirements that governments may set on the manufacturing location of final products or any product component.  
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2015-01-27

NEMA: LED Shipments Exceed Traditional Luminaires in U.S.

NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index increased 1.9 percent from the second to the third quarters of 2014, climbing to its highest level to date in calendar year 2014.  The index posted a gain of 4.1 percent on a year-over-year basis. Shipments of emergency lighting, fixtures, and miniature lamps improved during the quarter; however, ballast and large lamp shipments fell.
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2014-12-23

NEMA Lauds New York’s Dark Skies Bill

​The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) today praised New York Governor Cuomo for signing into law the Dark Skies bill, which establishes requirements for outdoor lighting applications installed by state agencies. Specifically, the bill requires the use of properly shielded light fixtures to prevent unnecessary up- and side-lighting, thereby reducing sky glow. The bill also limits lighting to only recommended levels for particular applications.     
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2014-09-29

AEL Launches LED NEMA Head Luminaires

New LNH2 luminaires from American Electric Lighting® provide a cost-effective solution to convert existing HID security lighting systems to LED. Presenting a familiar NEMA Head look, LNH2 luminaires provide a 60 percent energy reduction, while cutting maintenance costs by half to ensure very rapid payback versus HID.  ®
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2014-09-01

NEMA Launches New ANSI-accredited Lighting Systems Committee

​The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announces the launch of ASC 137 Lighting Systems Committee. This committee has received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Executive Standards Council as an Accredited Standards Committee (ASC). This approval is the culmination of a multi-month process and will allow the committee to write American National Standards within its scope.
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2014-04-18

NEMA Publishes White Paper on Failure Modes of Self-Ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published a white paper, NEMA LSD 40-2014 Failure Modes for Self-Ballasted Compact Fluorescent Lamps—A NEMA Update.
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2014-02-12

NEMA Publishes White Paper on LSD 68 Remote Phosphor Devices Used in LED Drivers and Luminaires

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published white paper NEMA LSD 68 Remote Phosphor Devices Used in LED Lamps, Engines and Luminaires.
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2014-02-05

NEMA Electroindustry Business Conditions Index Shows Optimism for 1H14 Despite of Slip

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America slipped below the 50-point level typically associated with expansion in January for the first time since October 2012. The index declined for the third straight month, falling to 40.6 from 52.8 in December. The share of respondents that reported conditions improved in January declined to 12.5 percent from 16.7 percent in December, while the share reporting conditions deteriorated increased to 31.3 percent from 11.1 percent. Just over 56 percent of respondents indicated that conditions were unchanged from December to January. 
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2014-01-07

NEMA: EBCI Shows Improvement Despite Slips in Dec. 2013

NEMA’s Electroindustry Business Conditions Index (EBCI) for current conditions in North America slipped for the second straight month in December, falling to 52.8 from 53.1 in November, but continued to point to improvement in the business environment by remaining above the 50-point mark. Confidence in future business conditions was slightly more widespread in December compared to November. The EBCI for North American conditions six months hence edged upward to 83.3 from 81.3 in October.
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2014-01-03

NEMA: U.S. Lighting Equipment Demand Slips During 3Q13

NEMA’s Lighting Systems Index subsided from a five year high posted in the previous quarter, decreasing by 1.6 percent on a quarter-to-quarter (q/q) basis during 2013Q3. However, demand remains robust compared to a year ago. On a year-over-year basis, lighting equipment shipments improved for the fourth consecutive quarter, increasing by 4.7 percent. Miniature lamps were the only component of the index in positive territory, while fixtures, emergency lighting, large lamps and ballasts declined q/q.
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2013-12-03

NEMA Publishes BL 3-2013 Dimming Ballast Energy Performance Report

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA BL 3-2013 Dimming Ballast Energy Performance. This standard provides a methodology for applying existing test methods for program start ballasts to fluorescent dimming ballasts. It also provides a method to calculate ballast luminous efficiency (BLE) for fluorescent dimming ballasts.
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2013-10-11

Zhaga Spec Reference NEMA Standard for LED Dimming

Control and dimming is an essential feature of many LED-based solid-state lighting (SSL) systems. However, there has been a shortage of standards to ensure compatibility between dimmable LED light engines (LLEs) and phase-cut dimming controls. 
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2009-09-03

Luminus Devices Joins The National Electrical Manufacturers Association

Luminus Devices, developer and manufacturer of high light output, "Big Chip" PhlatLight LEDs, Wednesday announced it has joined the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers founded in 1926. Four hundred and thirty member companies manufacture products used in nine industry divisions including the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity.
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