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NEMA Publishes ANSI C136.40-2011 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Solar Lighting Systems

05/10/2011 1:00PMSign-up to receive press releases.

(ROSSLYN, Va.)—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C136.40-2011 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Solar Lighting Systems.

This new standard, produced by the ANSI Committee 136 for Roadway and Area Lighting, defines requirements for the specification and installation of dc solar-powered roadway and area lighting systems. Topics addressed include light source requirements, batteries, internal labeling, and power controls. As municipalities look for ways to take advantage of solar-powered equipment, this standard will provide valuable guidance for installations.

The contents and scope of ANSI C136.40 may be viewed, or a hardcopy or electronic copy purchased for $50, by visiting www.nema.org/stds/c136-40.cfm, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or global.ihs.com.

This addition to the ANSI C136 series joins more than 30 other standards covering a range of topics related to roadway and area lighting, including filament lamps, vertical tenons, and vandal shields. To view a comprehensive list of standards in the ANSI C136 series, go to www.nema.org/stds/C136.cfm.

NEMA is the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity. These products are used in utility, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association’s Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products. Worldwide sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City.

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