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NEMA Standard promotes uniformity for occupancy sensors.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 20, 2016 - NEMA published NEMA WD 7-2011 (R2016) Occupancy Motion Sensors Standard, which promotes uniformity in the use and application of occupancy motion sensors used in lighting control systems, HVAC, and other devices. Standard explains field of view and coverage characteristics relevant to vacancy and occupancy sensors using passive infrared, ultrasonic, or microwave technology. NEMA re-released standard without changes, reaffirming document’s technical relevance to today’s wireless device industry.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Standard Promotes Uniformity for Occupancy Motion Sensors

Press release date: Oct 19, 2016

ROSSLYN, Va., —Today, the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA WD 7-2011 (R2016) Occupancy Motion Sensors Standard, which promotes uniformity in the use and application of occupancy motion sensors used in lighting control systems, HVAC, and other devices. This standard explains field of view and coverage characteristics relevant to vacancy and occupancy sensors using passive infrared, ultrasonic, or microwave technology. 

NEMA re-released Occupancy Motion Sensors Standard without changes, reaffirming the document’s technical relevance to today’s wireless device industry.

NEMA WD 7-2011 (R2016) is available in hard copy for $44 or as an electronic download at no cost on the NEMA website.

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 400 electrical, medical imaging, and radiation therapy manufacturers at the forefront of electrical safety, reliability, resilience, efficiency, and energy security. Our combined industries account for more than 400,000 American jobs and more than 7,000 facilities across the United States. Domestic production exceeds $117 billion per year.

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