National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C78.53-2019
American National Standard for Electric Lamps— Performance Specifications
for Direct Replacement LED (Light Emitting Diode) Lamps. This new Standard describes
the electrical, mechanical, and photometric characteristics of LED lamps that
are direct replacements for existing ANSI standardized non-LED lamps.
“This important new Standard
identifies key characteristics of direct replacement LED lamps that should be available
to consumers and application specialists. It covers general direct replacement
LED lamps and specific requirements for direct replacement LED lamps used in
tubular fluorescent and high-intensity discharge (HID) ballasted systems,” said
Andrew Jackson, manager, Lighting Test Center Americas Signify North America
Corporation, and chair of the ANSI Electric Lamp Committee. “This Standard
provides information to help manufacturers better select and compare products
for specific applications, limiting confusion about LED direct replacement lamp
performance in existing luminaires and systems.”
The primary audience for this
Standard is manufacturers of LED electric lamps.
C78.53-2019 is available for $79 in hard copy and
electronic download on the NEMA website.
The NEMA Lighting Systems
Division, as the secretariat of ANSI ASC C78, Lamps, is looking for industry
experts specifically in the underrepresented categories of “Users” and “General
Interest” to participate in Standards development activities. Please contact
NEMA at email@example.com if you are interested and indicate your interest
category and area of expertise.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 370,000 American jobs in more than 6,100 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $124 billion in shipments and $42 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.