NEMA Releases ANSI C136.18-2018 Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment

Press Release Summary:

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association has published ANSI C136.18-2018 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment- High-Mast Side-Mounted Luminaire. These standards are developed by ANSI Committee for Outdoor Lighting and include physical, operational, maintenance, and light-distribution features. They describe the required characteristics for luminaires in roadway lighting applications in which the device is mounted 65 ft.


Original Press Release:

High-Mast, Side-Mounted Roadway Lighting Standard Now Includes LED Technology

ROSSLYN, Va., January 18, 2019—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C136.18-2018 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—High-Mast Side-Mounted Luminaires. Developed by the ANSI Committee for Outdoor Lighting, this Standard covers physical, operational, maintenance, and light-distribution features that permit use of high-mast luminaires in roadway applications when specified. In this edition, references are updated and information covering LED technology has been added.

“This Standard describes required characteristics for luminaires used in roadway lighting applications where the device will be mounted 65 ft. or more above the roadway surface,” said Kevin Fitzmaurice, Principal, Lighting & Smart Services, Georgia Power, and Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment (C136) Committee Chair.

ANSI C136.18-2018 is available in hard copy or as an electronic download for $43 on the NEMA website. 

The ANSI Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) C136 for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment is currently seeking interested members, particularly in the underrepresented categories of End User and General Interest.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.

Press contact:
Tracy Cullen
703-841-3282
press@nema.org

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