The National Electrical
Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announces the launch of ASC 137 Lighting
Systems Committee. This committee has received approval from the American
National Standards Institute (ANSI) Executive Standards Council as an Accredited
Standards Committee (ASC). This approval is the culmination of a multi-month
process and will allow the committee to write American National Standards
within its scope.
According to NEMA President
and CEO Kevin Cosgriff, the launch of this committee puts NEMA at the forefront
of efforts for development of codes and standards for lighting systems
technologies. ASC 137 will develop and approve standards under its defined
develop standards and specifications for indoor and outdoor lighting systems
installed in an application with consideration of human health and comfort,
personal security, the physical environment, energy consumption and daylight
integration. Such a system includes components (e.g., luminaires,
sensors/controllers, and windows or skylights) and associated software designed
to minimize energy use while maintaining lighting quality, and that may be
interconnected to provide control, monitoring functions, and interface with
compatibility, interoperability, performance, and system security are crucial
to accelerating the adoption of lighting systems,” Cosgriff said.
NEMA Technical Director
Megan Hayes added that development of American National Standards, via the
consensus-based process approved by ANSI, will allow all stakeholders to have
input into the standards being developed. This will lead to faster adoption of
these critical specifications.
Contact Megan Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org
more about or to join this committee.
NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Nearly 400 members strong, its companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.