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NEMA Publication toubleshoots HID roadway and area lighting.

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Dec 23, 2010 - NEMA published ANSI C136.26-2010 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment-Troubleshooting Guide for High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Luminaires. Last revised in 2003 and focused solely on high-pressure sodium luminaires, revision offers step-by-step guidance for troubleshooting variety of HID lighting fixtures by in-field technicians. Contents address common problems such as lamps that are on continuously, cycle on/off, do not start, or burn dimly.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

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NEMA Publishes ANSI C136.26-2010 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment-Troubleshooting Guide for High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Luminaires

Press release date: Dec 21, 2010

ROSSLYN, Va.-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C136.26-2010 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment-Troubleshooting Guide for High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Luminaires.

This standard, produced by the ANSI Committee 136 for Roadway and Area Lighting, was last revised in 2003. It offers step-by-step guidance for use in troubleshooting HID lighting fixtures by technicians in the field. It addresses the commonly encountered problems of lamps that are on continuously, cycle on and off, do not start, or burn dimly.

ANSI C136.26 previously only focused on high-pressure sodium luminaires. With this revision, the standard now covers other types of high-intensity discharge lighting, and the title of the document was adjusted accordingly.

"The expanded reach of this standard makes it more relevant to technicians troubleshooting luminaires in the field," said Rick Sprowls of South Carolina Electric & Gas Co., a member of ANSI Committee 136. "Our goal is to ensure that ANSI C136.26 continues to be a helpful resource for utilities and planners of outdoor area and roadway lighting as the technology evolves."

The contents and scope of ANSI C136.26 may be viewed, or a hardcopy or electronic copy purchased for $30, by visiting www.nema.org/stds/c136-26.cfm, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or global.ihs.com.

This addition to the ANSI C136 series joins more than thirty other standards covering a range of topics related to roadway and area lighting, including filament lamps, vertical tenons, and vandal shields. To view a comprehensive list of standards in the ANSI C136 series, go to www.nema.org/stds/C136.cfm.

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