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NEMA reaffirms electric lamp beam pattern standard.

Press Release Summary:

Sep 03, 2015 - NEMA reaffirmed ANSI C78.379-2006 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Classification of the Beam Patterns of Reflector Lamps. Developed by the Accredited Standards Committee for Electric Lamps, standard describes a system for classification of beam patterns and beam angles of reflector lamps. A method of describing light output also is defined.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Reaffirms ANSI C78.379-2006 American National Standard for Electric Lamps - Classification of the Beam Patterns of Reflector Lamps

Press release date: Aug 31, 2015

ROSSLYN, Va., —The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) reaffirmed ANSI C78.379-2006 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Classification of the Beam Patterns of Reflector Lamps. This standard describes a system for classification of beam patterns and beam angles of reflector lamps. A method of describing light output also is defined.

ANSI C78.379 was developed by the Accredited Standards Committee for Electric Lamps.

ANSI C78.379-2006 (R2015) may be downloaded at no charge or purchased in hard copy for $54 on the NEMA website.

NEMA’s Lighting Systems Division, as secretariat of ANSI’s ASC C78 for Electric Lamps, is looking for industry experts in the User and General Interest categories to participate in standards development activities. Contact NEMA at nemalighting@nema.org if you are interested. Please indicate your interest category and your area of expertise.

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