July/August 2021 | Vol. 26 No. 4
by Ann Brandstadter, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing, NEMA
Wire Insulation Colors for Lighting Systems (NEMA 100-2021) is a new Standard that specifies a visual reference for the violet, pink, and red colors of the wire insulation supplied with luminaires, controls, ballasts, drivers, and other devices that are part of a lighting system.This Standard can be utilized for related components such as wire terminals, wire connectors, and terminal blocks for field connection of wires.
NEMA 100 was developed to address the changes to the National Fire Protection Association National Electrical Code® 2020 version (NEC-20), specifically section 410.69 on “Identification of Control Conductor Insulation.”
Those that benefit from this Standard are lighting controls manufacturers, contractors, and installers.
It is available on the NEMA Standards Store at no cost for a digital copy.
Other recently published Standards:
American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Vandal Shields for Roadway and Area Lighting Luminaires ANSI C136.34-2020 is available for $70.
American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Metal Brackets for Wood Poles ANSI C136.13-2020 is available for $70. ei