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eiXtra | The Newsletter of Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturers
April 30, 2020 | Volume No. 4 Subscribe
COVID-19 Response
Can Connected Lighting Provide Grid Services and Effective Illumination?
Among the many ways LED lighting is changing the definition of what lighting can do and be is by enabling the development of connected lighting systems (CLS).

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Nowhere to Go but Up? Future Component Points to Better Days
With lockdown policies fully in effect across most of the country, the current conditions component fell by more than 15 points to 15.8 in April.

Manufacturers face increasing challenges to ensure their products meet market-specific requirements for distribution. Basic electrical ratings are standard, but some products must also meet the marking and labeling requirements of installation codes, Federal regulations, and third-party safety Standards.

Adapting to a Changing Lighting Landscape
Lighting industry disruption continues with light-emitting diode (LED) market penetration accelerating and domestic U.S. manufacturing base for lamps of all types shrinking. Reduced barriers to market entry and falling production costs allowed new manufacturers to join an industry that was once dominated by a few large companies.

Specifying Light Sources beyond Color Fidelity
For many decades, light sources have been specified by their correlated color temperature and general color rendering index. With the adoption of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for general lighting purposes, these two specification items, alone, are insufficient to fully characterize the appearance of object colors in a lit environment.

EU Green Deal Includes Climate Border Measure
The European Union (EU) adopted a Green Deal policy paper in December 2019 that commits the 27-nation bloc to use trade policy in promotion of carbon emission reductions. Overall, the EU aims to achieve full carbon neutrality by 2050 through a series of policy initiatives leading to the decoupling of economic growth from resource use, according to the document.

SME Resources
NEMA provides Members with resources and updates in response to COVID-19, including this report that summarizes provisions affecting small and medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations.

New Standard for Lighting Industry Specifies Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing and Measurement Techniques
American National Standard for Lighting Equipment—Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Testing and Measurement Techniques—Radiated, Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Field Immunity Test (ANSI C82.77-3) is a new lighting industry Standard that adopts IEC 61000-4-3, ed3.2 (2010-04) as a nationally acknowledged international Standard with deviations.

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