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NEMA reaffirms electric lamp standard.

Press Release Summary:

Aug 24, 2015 - NEMA reaffirmed ANSI C78.20-2003 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—A, G, PS, and Similar Shapes with E26 Medium Screw Bases. Standard sets forth physical and electrical characteristics of the group of incandescent lamps that have A, G, PS, and similar bulb shapes with E26 single- and double-contact medium screw bases, including reduced-wattage versions. Last reaffirmed in 2007, standard was developed by ANSI Accredited Standards Committee for Electric Lamps.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Reaffirms ANSI C78.20-2003 American National Standard for Electric Lamps A, G, PS, and Similar Shapes with E26 Medium Screw Bases

Press release date: Aug 20, 2015

ROSSLYN, Va. — The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) reaffirmed ANSI C78.20-2003 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—A, G, PS, and Similar Shapes with E26 Medium Screw Bases. This standard sets forth physical and electrical characteristics of the group of incandescent lamps that have A, G, PS, and similar bulb shapes with E26 single- and double-contact medium screw bases, including the reduced-wattage versions.

Last reaffirmed in 2007, this standard was developed by the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee for Electric Lamps.

ANSI C78.20-2003 (R2007, R2015) may be downloaded at no charge or purchased in hard copy for $141 on the NEMA website.

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