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NEMA publishes American National Standard for electric lamps.

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Jun 08, 2015 - NEMA published ANSI C78.376-2014 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specifications for the Chromaticity of Fluorescent Lamps. Last published in 2001, revision modifies specifications, and updates and partially harmonizes this ANSI standard with IEC chromaticity color point objectives and chromaticity tolerance in IEC 60081 Annex D. Standard covers objectives and tolerances for chromaticity of fluorescent lamps at their normal 100 hour rating point.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

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NEMA Publishes ANSI C78.376-2014 American National Standard for Electric Lamps-Specifications for the Chromaticity of Fluorescent Lamps

Press release date: Jun 04, 2015

ROSSLYN, Va. — The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C78.376-2014 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Specifications for the Chromaticity of Fluorescent Lamps.

Last published in 2001, this revision modifies the specifications for the chromaticity of fluorescent lamps. It updates and partially harmonizes this ANSI (American National Standards Institute) standard with the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) chromaticity color point objectives and chromaticity tolerance in IEC 60081 Annex D.

This standard covers the objectives and tolerances for the chromaticity of fluorescent lamps at their normal 100 hour rating point. Colors included are 2700K, 3000 K/warm white, 3500K/white, 4000K/4100K/cool white, 5000K, and 6500K/daylight.

This standard was developed by the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78 to help improve and ensure color consistency of similar lamps across industry manufacturers.

ANSI C78.376-2014 may be purchased in hard copy for $65 on the NEMA website.

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