New Lighting Standard Outlines How to Designate LED Direct Replacement Lamps

ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C78, Electric Lamps, recently published ANSI C78.52-2017 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—LED (Light Emitting Diode) Direct Replacement Lamps—Method of Designation. The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) serves as secretariat for the standard.

ANSI C78.52 is a new lighting standard on how to designate LED lamps that are direct replacements for existing, ANSI-standardized, non-LED lamps. Lamps covered in this standard contain LED-based light sources.

Andrew Jackson, Manager, Corporate Regulatory & Certification Laboratory, Chair of the ANSI C78 Committee: “This new standard also provides an LED Direct Replacement Lamp Code Designation Request Form.” This form allows a manufacturer to request a direct replacement designation using lamp characteristic data.

ANSI C78.52-2017 can be purchased for $350 in hard copy or as an electronic download on the NEMA website. Click here to learn more.

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