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NEMA Luminaire Section seeks new committee members.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 08, 2008 - The Luminaire Section of the NEMA is currently seeking additional roadway and area lighting planning and use membership for its Accredited Standards Committee 136 (ASC 136). General Interest and User categories members are particularly needed in order to provide proper balance among the participants. Requests for membership may be forwarded to the ACS 136 Secretary Alex Boesenberg. Members are expected to fulfill obligations of active participation.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

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NEMA Luminaire Section Seeks Roadway and Area Lighting Planning and Use Membership for Accredited Standards Committee 136

Press release date: Jun 05, 2008

ROSSLYN, Va., June 5, 2008 - NOTICE: To All Interested Parties in Roadway and Area Lighting Planning and Use Fields. The Luminaire Section of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association is currently seeking additional membership for its Accredited Standards Committee 136 (ASC 136).

The areas and systems covered by ASC 136 include all types of street and area lighting, including lamp types, pole construction and support, tunnel lighting, enclosed architectural luminaires, system selection guides, lighting controls, ingress protection, ancillary devices, and more. Members are expected to fulfill obligations of active participation. General Interest and User categories members are particularly needed in order to provide proper balance among the participants. These categories are defined as:
a. User - organization (company, association, government agency, individual) that uses equipment included in the scope of a standard.
b. General interest - organization or individual that has an interest in the use of equipment included in the scope of a standard, but neither produces nor uses directly.

A request for membership on the consensus body shall be addressed to the Secretariat and shall include the applicant's direct and material interest in the ASC's work, qualifications, and willingness to participate actively. In addition, if the applicant is an organization, company, or government agency, it shall identify a representative (and an alternate, if desired). Requests may be forwarded to the ACS 136 Secretary Alex Boesenberg.

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, Sao Paulo, and Mexico City.

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