eiXtra | The Newsletter of Electrical Equipment and Medical Imaging Manufacturers
April 26, 2019 | Volume No. 4 Subscribe
Think Beyond Smart to Provide a More Human-Centric Experience
With the rapid evolution of smart lighting control, automated shading, and daylighting solutions, the conversation among owners, facility managers, and end users is changing to focus on the total building experience and how it affects productivity, well-being, and long-term property value.

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What’s in the New NAFTA for the U.S. Electroindustry?
This spring, Congress is preparing to consider legislation to implement a new trade agreement between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada intended to replace the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

Current and Future Conditions Components Reflect Optimism
Much like last month, confidence in business conditions remained in positive territory despite edging down from the previous reading. Even in the face of a half-point slide from 53.3 in March to 52.8 this month, the current component stayed above 50 for the fourth consecutive month.

Endnotes from the President | Kevin J. Cosgriff - NEMA Illuminates Lighting Industry
Lighting systems are everywhere—and they are an important focus area of NEMA. Besides improving lamps using the latest technologies, lighting manufacturers have been hard at work to give us illumination and lighting controls that impact our everyday lives and make our society more healthful and productive.

Integrated Lighting Control and Shade Solution Maximizes Employee Comfort and Productivity
The new Zurich North America headquarters in Schaumburg, Ill., was designed to be a creative and collaborative work environment as well as set a standard for future Zurich offices.

Case studies of improved network resiliency and DER integration will be examined with an eye toward determining best practices and evaluating technology advances for possible implementation. This is a unique opportunity to network with industry professionals who are leading the way toward the decentralized energy network of tomorrow. Visit

Lighting Feeds Thousands in Texas
Lighting Feeds Thousands in Texas
LED solutions are saving businesses big energy costs and helping cities grow smarter, but light fixtures can also help feed entire communities, according to Big Tex Urban Farms.

This year's event will welcome 12,500+ attendees, 400+ speakers, and 300+ exhibitors with a focus on the intersection of industries and IoT innovation. The conference agenda covers strategic and technical content from key sectors, including manufacturing, healthcare, retail, and more!.

Lighting Standard Provides Compatibility Requirements for Phase-Cut Dimmers
Phase-Cut Dimming for Solid State Lighting—Basic Compatibility provides requirements when a forward phase-cut dimmer is combined with one or more dimmable light-emitting diode (LED) light engines (LLEs).

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The National Electrical Manufacturers Association announced the formation of the Connected Vehicle Infrastructure Technical Committee to develop a harmonized specification for roadside connected vehicle devices.

NEMA to Develop Standards for Vehicle-to-Infrastructure Communications
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