The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), on behalf of the American National Standard Lighting Group (ANSLG), has published ANSI_ANSLG C78.81-2010 American National Standard for Electric Lamps—Double-Capped Fluorescent Lamps—Dimensional and Electrical Characteristics. The standard was last revised in 2005.
ANSI_ANSLG C78.81 details the physical and electrical characteristics of the principal types of fluorescent lamps intended for application on conventional line frequency circuits and electronic high-frequency circuits.
This revision includes the addition of three new fluorescent lamp data sheets for the following lamps:
25-Watt, 48-Inch T8, High-Frequency Fluorescent Lamp [sheet 7881-ANSI-1028-1]
28-Watt, 48-Inch T8, High-Frequency Fluorescent Lamp [sheet 7881-ANSI-1029-1]
30-Watt, 48-Inch T8, High-Frequency Fluorescent Lamp [sheet 7881-ANSI-1030-1]
The standard may be downloaded at no charge, or a hardcopy purchased for $580, by visiting www.nema.org/stds/c78-81.cfm, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or global.ihs.com/.
NEMA is the association of electrical and medical imaging equipment manufacturers. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end use of electricity. These products are used in utility, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association’s Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) Division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products. Worldwide sales of NEMA-scope products exceed $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing and Mexico City.