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NEMA publishes wiring requirements for fluorescent lamps.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 28, 2007 - Issued by NEMA Lighting Systems Division, LSD2A-2007 Application Note: Wiring Requirements for T-8 Fluorescent Lamps with Instant-start Ballasts reminds OEMs and installers that adherence to wiring and other requirements contributes to safe operation and optimum performance. Improper wiring may cause field problems related to installation and retrofit of T-8 lamps with instant-start ballasts. Publication includes examples of correct and incorrect wiring.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes Paper on Wiring Requirements for T-8 Fluorescent Lamps with Instant-start Ballasts

Press release date: Aug 20, 2007

ROSSLYN, Va.-The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published LSD2A-2007 Application Note: Wiring Requirements for T-8 Fluorescent Lamps with Instant-start Ballasts. The NEMA Lighting Systems Division has issued this notice to remind original equipment manufacturers and installers that adherence to wiring and other requirements contributes to the safe operation and optimum performance of T-8 lamps when used with instant-start ballasts.

Improper wiring may cause field problems related to installation and retrofit of T-8 lamps with instant-start ballasts. This publication includes examples of correct and incorrect wiring.

LSD2A-2007 Application Note: Wiring Requirements for T-8 Fluorescent Lamps with Instant-start Ballasts may be downloaded at no charge by visiting NEMA's website http://www.nema.org/stds/LSD2A.cfm.

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.