NEMA Publishes ANSI_ANSLG C78.41-2006, American National Standard For Electric Lamps-Guidelines for Low Pressure Sodium Lamps

ROSSLYN, VA, October 25, 2006-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG) has published ANSI_ANSLG C78.41-2006, American National Standard for Electric Lamps-Guidelines for Low Pressure Sodium Lamps.

This standard describes the physical and electrical requirements of the principal types of single-ended low pressure sodium lamps. The electrical data provides the specific basis for ballast requirements for these lamps. ANSI_ANSLG C78.41-2006 is a revision of ANSI C78.41-2001, and supersedes it.

The 2006 edition of ANSI_ANSLG C78.41 consists of three parts. Part I, general information, provides references to other related American National Standards and offers brief explanations of the meaning of some of the numerical data given on the individual lamp data sheets in Chapter II. Part II, lamp data sheets, contains individual lamp data sheets for each type of low pressure sodium lamp. Part III, maximum outline drawings, contains the maximum outline drawings applicable to each size of lamp.

ANSI_ANSLG C78.41-2006 may be downloaded free, or a hardcopy purchased for $80.00 by visiting NEMA's website at, or by contacting IHS at (800) 854-7179 (within the U.S.), (303) 397-7956 (international), (303) 397-2740 (fax).

NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its 430 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, São Paulo, and Mexico City.

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