The ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C81 recently revised two standards for the lighting industry: ANSI C81.61-2017 American National Standard for Electric Lamp Bases—Specifications for Bases (Caps) for Electric Lamps and ANSI C81.62-2017 American National Standard for Electric Lampholders. These standards present specifications for lamp bases and holders, and now include G6.6 designations.
“The tubular LED (T-LED) industry has a new connector system designed to mechanically hold and power T-LED lamps across a wide range of voltages,” said Mike May, CEO of Deltavation and ASC C81 committee member. “These revisions include the T-LED Snap-Fit design (G6.6 designation)—a base with two internal power pins and an additional ground pin that mates to an accompanying lamp holder.”
May explained that the Snap-Fit system provides differentiation between fluorescent and LED lighting. “This is a departure from the legacy external bi-pin system used for fluorescent tube lamps,” he said. “These standards now provide the marketplace with a base and lamp holder specifically designed for the T-LED industry.”