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NEMA publishes ANSI standard on parallel wired sockets.

Press Release Summary:

Dec 08, 2011 - NEMA has published ANSI C136.11-2011, which discusses medium and mogul screw base sockets used in multiple fixture circuits or in luminaires designed for parallel wired circuits. These are used in lighting roadways and other areas open to general use by public. Latest edition covers interchangeability of lamps, minimum safety standards for operating personnel, and minimum performance criteria. In addition, scope and referenced documents have been updated and clarified.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes ANSI C136.11 Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment-Multiple Parallel Wired Sockets

Press release date: Dec 01, 2011

ROSSLYN, VA, -The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C136.11 Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment-Multiple Parallel Wired Sockets.

ANSI C136.11-2011 discusses medium and mogul screw base sockets used in multiple fixture circuits or in luminaires designed and intended for parallel wired circuits. These are used in lighting roadways and other areas open to general use by the public. The 2011 edition provides interchangeability of lamps, minimum safety standards for operating personnel, and minimum performance criteria. Additionally, the scope and referenced documents have been updated and clarified.

The contents and scope of C136.11-2011 may be viewed at www.nema.org/stds/c136-11.cfm. A hard or electronic copy may be purchased for $34 by visiting global.ihs.com or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (U.S. only), 303-397-7956 (international), or 303-397-2740 (fax).

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