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NEMA publishes specification for lamp bases.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 29, 2007 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG), has published ANSI_ANSLG C81.61-2007, American National Standard for Electric Lamp Bases-Specifications for Bases (Caps) for Electric Lamps. This standard updates the 2006 version.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes ANSI_ANSLG C81.61-2007 American National Standard for Electric Lamp Bases-Specifications for Bases (Caps) for Electric Lamps

Press release date: Nov 27, 2007

(ROSSLYN, Va.)-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG), has published ANSI_ANSLG C81.61-2007, American National Standard for Electric Lamp Bases-Specifications for Bases (Caps) for Electric Lamps. This standard sets forth the specifications for bases (caps) used on electric lamps.

This standard updates the 2006 version and incorporates the following revisions: o GX16d (7004-154-1, "Go" gauge for termination) o PGJ5 (7004-153-1, For Compact Metal Halide Lamps) o GU6.5 (7004-152-1, Two-pin turn and lock for metal halide lamps) o PG18.5d (7004-147-1, Cap) o GX53 (New) (7004-142-1, Low profile miniature fluorescent lamp base) o BAW9s (7004-149-1, Base for HY21W lamp) o BAZ9s (7004-150-1, Base for HY6W lamp) o WZ3x16q (7004-151-1, Base) o 2G8 (7004-141-2, Four-pin compact fluorescent with 6 key variants) o G9 (7004-129-2, Cap)

ANSI_ANSLG C81.61-2007 may be downloaded at no charge or a hardcopy may be purchased for $350.00 by visiting NEMA's Website at www.nema.org/stds/c81-61.cfm, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or on the Internet at global.ihs.com.

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.