The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published a white paper,
NEMA LSD 40-2014 Failure Modes for Self-Ballasted Compact
Fluorescent Lamps—A NEMA Update.
This new edition updates the document to reflect current industry practices regarding end of useful life issues for self-ballasted compact fluorescent lamps (SBCFL). The white paper responds to potential consumer concerns and communicates the actions that the industry has taken to minimize objectionable failure modes that resulted in these complaints. Specifically, the white paper addresses why SBCFL products have different failure modes from incandescent lamps and explains what the industry, standards development organizations, and third party safety agencies that establish SBCFL safety requirements have done and are doing to minimize any potential safety risk from SBCFL products.
NEMA LSD 40-2014
may be downloaded at no cost.
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, 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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