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ANSI Committee reaffirms electric lamps starters standard.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 10, 2016 - Available in hard copy or via electronic download, ANSI C78.180-2003 (R2016), American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specifications for Fluorescent Lamp Starters, has been reaffirmed by ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78. Coverage includes performance of glow switch starters used with preheat-type fluorescent and similar discharge lamps. Excluded are starters defined as integral to lamp or manually operated switches that may be used for lamp starting.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78 Reaffirms ANSI C78.180-2003 American National Standard for Electric Lamps-Specifications for Fluorescent Lamp Starters

Press release date: Aug 08, 2016

ROSSLYN, Va.—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78 reaffirmed ANSI C78.180-2003 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specifications for Fluorescent Lamp Starters. This standard covers performance of glow switch starters used with preheat-type fluorescent and similar discharge lamps. It does not include starters that are an integral part of a lamp or manually operated switches that may be used for lamp starting.

NEMA’s Lighting Systems Division, as secretariat of ANSI’s ASC C78 for Electric Lamps, is looking for industry experts in the User and General Interest categories to participate in standards development activities. Contact NEMA at nemalighting@nema.org if you are interested. Please indicate your interest category and your area of expertise.

ANSI C78.180-2003 (R2016) can be purchased in hard copy or electronic download for $95 on the NEMA website.

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