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NEMA publishes standard for mercury lamps.

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Aug 09, 2007 - NEMA has published ANSI_ANSLG C78.45-2007, American National Standard for Electric Lamps-Self-ballasted Mercury Lamps. Consisting of 2 parts, the standard incorporates, consolidates, and redesignates ANSI standards C78.1340-1990, C78.1341-1990, C78.1342-1990, and C78.1380-1988. It sets forth the physical and electrical requirements for self-ballasted mercury lamps operated on 60 Hz supply lines to ensure interchangeability and safety.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

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NEMA Publishes ANSI_ANSLG C78.45-2007, American National Standard for Electric Lamps-Self-ballasted Mercury Lamps

Press release date: Aug 01, 2007

ROSSLYN, Va., August 1, 2007-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG) has published ANSI_ANSLG C78.45-2007, American National Standard for Electric Lamps-Self-ballasted Mercury Lamps.

Part I of this standard covers general requirements and information. It provides normative references and offers brief explanations of the meaning or the application of some of the numerical data given on the individual lamp data sheets in Part II. It also provides requirements that are common to all self-ballasted mercury lamp types. Part II contains individual lamp data sheets that provide the specific physical and electrical requirements for each of the standardized self-ballasted mercury lamp types.

This revision incorporates, consolidates, and redesignates the following ANSI standards: C78.1340-1990, C78.1341-1990, C78.1342-1990, and C78.1380-1988. It sets forth the physical and electrical requirements for self-ballasted mercury lamps operated on 60 Hz supply lines to ensure interchangeability and safety. The data given also provide the lamp-related requirements for luminaires. Luminous flux and lamp color are not part of this standard.

ANSI_ANSLG C78.45-2007 may be downloaded at no charge, or a hardcopy purchased for $100.00 by visiting NEMA's website at www.nema.org/stds/ANSI_ANSLGC78-45.cfm or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax).

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