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.
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 350 electrical
equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products
and systems. Our combined industries
account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every
state. Our industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and
medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.