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NEMA publishes standard for base and lampholder gauges.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 29, 2007 - NEMA, on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG), has published ANSI_ANSLG C81.63-2007 American National Standard - Gauges for Electric Lamp Bases and Lampholders. Updating and replacing ANSI_ANSLG C81.63-2006, the revisions affect GX16d, PGJ5, GU6.5, PG18.5d, GX53, BAW9s and BAZ9s, WZ3x16q, PGJ19, and 2G8.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes ANSI_ANSLG C81.63-2007 American National Standard - Gauges for Electric Lamp Bases and Lampholder

Press release date: Nov 28, 2007

(ROSSLYN, Va.) - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG), has published ANSI_ANSLG C81.63-2007 American National Standard-Gauges for Electric Lamp Bases and Lampholders. This standard sets forth the specifications for gauges for bases (caps) and lampholders for electric lamps. It updates and replaces ANSI_ANSLG C81.63-2006.

The revisions for ANSI_ANSLG C81.63-2007 affect GX16d, PGJ5, GU6.5, PG18.5d, GX53, BAW9s and BAZ9s, WZ3x16q, PGJ19, and 2G8. This edition also incorporates editorial changes.

ANSI_ANSLG C81.63-2007 may be downloaded at no charge, or a hardcopy purchased for $440.00, by visiting NEMA's website at www.nema.org/stds/c81-63.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.