The U.S. Department of
Energy (DOE) revised its October 2013 report, Dimming LEDs with Phase-Cut
Dimmers: The Specifier's Process for Maximizing Success
, to include a recommendation of a National
Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) lighting standard, NEMA SSL 7A-2013
Phase Cut Dimming for Solid State Lighting: Basic Compatibility
report specifies that for wall-box installation, a NEMA SSL 7A-compliant dimmer
be used with compliant LED (light-emitting diodes) sources. Pairing these
products guarantees a level of compatibility and ensures the dimmer will not
negate the dimming claims of the lamp or luminaire.
to NEMA President and CEO Kevin J. Cosgriff, this is an example of proactive partnering
between business and regulators.
job, as an association representing manufacturers, is to ensure that their
products are met with a positive regulatory environment. We are pleased that
DOE recommends using SSL 7A,” he said.
To read the full DOE
report, click here
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