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NEMA publishes standard for single-ended metal halide lamps.

Press Release Summary:

Jul 09, 2007 - On behalf on American National Standard Lighting Group, NEMA has published ANSI_ANSLG C78.43-2007, which sets forth physical and electrical requirements for single-ended metal halide lamps operated on 60 Hz ballasts to ensure interchangeability and safety. Standard includes lamps whose arc tubes are made of quartz or ceramic materials. Data given also provides basis for electrical requirements for ballasts and ignitors, as well as lamp-related requirements for luminaires.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

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NEMA Publishes ANSI_ANSLG C78.43-2007, American National Standard for Electric Lamps-Single-Ended Metal Halide Lamps

Press release date: Jun 21, 2007

ROSSLYN, VA, June 21, 2007-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG), has published ANSI_ANSLG C78.43-2007, American National Standard for Electric Lamps-Single-Ended Metal Halide Lamps.

This standard sets forth the physical and electrical requirements for single-ended metal halide lamps operated on 60 Hz ballasts to ensure interchangeability and safety. The data given also provide the basis for the electrical requirements for ballasts and ignitors, as well as the lamp-related requirements for luminaires. This standard includes lamps whose arc tubes are made of quartz or ceramic materials. Luminous flux and lamp color are not part of this standard.

ANSI_ANSLG C78.43-2007 has three parts: Part I, general requirements and information, provides normative references and brief explanations of some of the numerical data given on the individual lamp data sheets in Part III. It also provides requirements that are common to all metal halide lamp types. Part II contains the maximum outline drawings of each lamp size.

ANSI_ANSLG C78.43-2007 may be downloaded at no cost, or a hardcopy purchased for $400.00 by visiting NEMA's website at nema.org/stds/c78-43.cfm#download, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax).

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