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March 27, 2020 | Volume No. 3 Subscribe
COVID-19 Response
Electroindustry United to Ensure Essential Businesses Operating
There are 16 critical infrastructure sectors in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. While electrical equipment manufacturers are considered “Critical Manufacturing,” they also directly support every other sector by making the products needed to assure the reliable and consistent flow of electricity.

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Electroindustry Business Conditions Index
The current conditions component, with a majority of panel members reporting worse conditions, shrunk to 31.3 points in March from last month’s reading of 50.

The Non-Energy Benefits of Connected Lighting
Lighting controls save energy. That’s why many electric utility companies incentivize people for installing them, and, in some cases, they also incentivize manufacturers for making them. Any time a control device switches off or dims a light, it reduces energy use. Saving energy (and therefore money) is a great reason to install lighting control devices or systems.

From the Chair | Raj Batra
From the moment we wake up until the time we switch off our bedside lamp, lighting is an integral part of many of the daily things we do.

U.S. DOE Rulemakings Show Impacts on NEMA Member Companies
The Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA), an important subordinate entity within the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), recently published its final report on the national impacts of significant rulemakings by Federal agencies from 2006 to 2016.

Best Practices Now Included in Revised Roadway Lighting Standard on Ingress Protection
American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Ingress Protection (Resistance to Dust, Solid Objects and Moisture) for Luminaire Enclosures addresses the protection of luminaires from ingress based on the anticipated environment.

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