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Recessed Luminaire Standard covers use with PU foam insulation.

Press Release Summary:

Dec 16, 2015 - NEMA LE 7-2015 Recessed Luminaires Intended for Contact with Expanding Polyurethane Foam Insulation defines subset of insulation contact (Type IC) luminaires appropriate for use with polyurethane spray foam. Available for downloaded and in hard copy, this standard also provides requirements and recommendations for Type IC recessed luminaires intended for installation in contact with low- and medium-density polyurethane foam thermal insulation.

National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) - Rosslyn, VA

Original Press Release

NEMA Publishes NEMA LE 7-2015 Recessed Luminaires Intended for Contact with Expanding Polyurethane Foam Insulation

Press release date: Dec 14, 2015

ROSSLYN, Va.—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA LE 7-2015 Recessed Luminaires Intended for Contact with Expanding Polyurethane Foam Insulation. NEMA developed this standard to define a subset of insulation contact (Type IC) luminaires that are appropriate for use with polyurethane spray foam. This standard also provides requirements and recommendations for Type IC recessed luminaires intended for installation in contact with low-density and medium-density polyurethane foam thermal insulation.

This is a new standard developed by the NEMA Luminaire Section Technical Committee and approved by the NEMA Lighting Systems Division.

NEMA LE 7-2015 may be purchased in hard copy for $49 and downloaded at no cost on the NEMA website.

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