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NEMA Publishes Performance Requirements for retrofit LED lamps.

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Mar 06, 2012 - NEMA SSL 4 Retrofit Lamps: Minimum Performance Requirements applies to integral Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps, which are defined as lamp with LEDs, integrated LED driver, and base that meets appropriate American National Standards (ANSs) and connects to branch circuit via lampholder/socket that also meets appropriate ANSs. Criteria applies to integral LED lamps of non-standard form as well as those intended to replace standard general service incandescent, decorative, and reflector lamps.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

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NEMA Publishes NEMA SSL 4 Retrofit Lamps: Minimum Performance Requirements

Press release date: Feb 23, 2012

ROSSLYN, Va. - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published NEMA SSL 4 Retrofit Lamps: Minimum Performance Requirements.

This publication applies to integral Light Emitting Diode (LED) lamps, which are defined as a lamp with LEDs, an integrated LED driver, and a base that meets appropriate American National Standards (ANSs) and is designed to connect to the branch circuit via a lampholder/socket that meets appropriate ANSs. The criteria applies to both integral LED lamps of non-standard form, and those intended to replace standard general service incandescent lamps, decorative (candelabra style) lamps, and reflector lamps.

The contents and scope of SSL 4 may be viewed at www.nema.org/stds/ssl4.cfm. A hard or electronic copy may be purchased for $45 by visiting global.ihs.com or contacting IHS by phone at 800-854-7179 (U.S. only) or 303-397-7956 (international).

NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Worldwide annual sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion.

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