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NEMA publishes paper on 4-pin spiral CFL systems.

Press Release Summary:

Jan 15, 2008 - Published by NEMA Lighting Systems Division, LSD39-2007 white paper discusses potential systems issues that may arise when some 4-pin spiral compact fluorescent lamps are operated in luminaires that are neither specifically approved nor 3rd party safety-listed for use with such lamps. Paper discusses industry plans to include emerging lamp type in proposed American national consensus standards for industry, and summarizes current recommendations to minimize potential field issues.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes Paper on Four-Pin Spiral Compact Fluorescent Lamp Systems Issues, Recommendations, and Standardization

Press release date: Jan 03, 2008

(ROSSLYN, Va.)-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published LSD39-2007 Four-Pin Spiral Compact Fluorescent Lamp Systems Issues, Recommendations, and Standardization. This NEMA Lighting Systems Division white paper discusses potential systems issues that may arise when some four-pin spiral compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) are operated in luminaires that are neither specifically approved nor third-party safety-listed for use with such lamps. It discusses industry plans to include this emerging lamp type in proposed American national consensus standards for industry, and it summarizes current recommendations to minimize potential field issues involving this emerging lamp type. Self-ballasted integral CFLs with Edison bases are not addressed.

LSD39-2007 Four-Pin Spiral Compact Fluorescent Lamp Systems Issues, Recommendations, and Standardization may be downloaded at no charge by visiting NEMA's website http://www.nema.org/stds/LSD39.cfm.

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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