June 2022 / Vol. 27 No. 6
by Ann Brandstadter, MS, AStd, Manager, Standards Publications and Marketing
American National Standard for Light-Emitting Diode Drivers—Performance Characteristics ANSI C82.18-2022 is a new standard that provides specifications for and operating characteristics of non-integral electronic drivers (power supplies) for LED devices, arrays, or systems intended for general lighting applications. Those applications include indoor and outdoor lighting, as well as specific cases such as Power over the Ethernet (PoE), and luminaires or lighting systems assembled with two or more LED drivers.
This lighting systems standard is valuable for the industry because it allows manufacturers, test labs, and end-users to evaluate the performance of LED drivers. This opens up the ability to mix and match components based on the application while providing confidence that the final product will perform as specified.
The standard is available on the NEMA Standards Store for $85.
Other published standards:
American National Standard for Light-Emitting Diode Drivers—Methods of Measurement ANSI C18.16-2022 is available for $194.
NEMA Technical Report Definitions for Calculations of VA, VAh, VAR, and VARh for Poly-Phase Electricity Meters ANSI C12.24 TR-2022 is available for $101.
American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment–Dimming Control Between an External Locking Type Photocontrol and Ballast or Driver ANSI C136.41-2021 is available for $80.