The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published NEMA WD 9-2013 Dimmers, Photoelectric Controls, Presence Sensors, and Multi-outlet Bars Energy Consumption Testing and Labeling.
Initially developed to comply with a Mexican regulation, NEMA WD 9-2013 is useful for domestic energy efficiency programs. It provides a standardized testing method to measure and label the standby energy consumption of dimmers, photoelectric controls, presence/motion sensors, and multi-outlet bars.
NEMA WD 9-2013 may be downloaded at no cost or purchased in hard copy for $21 on the NEMA website.
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its 400-plus member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceeds $100 billion annually.
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