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NEMA Releases LSD44 Solid State Lighting: The Need For A New Generation Of Sockets And Interconnects
March 12, 2009

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published LSD 44 Solid State Lighting—The Need for a New Generation of Sockets & Interconnects.

The white paper includes a background discussion of lighting sockets and interconnects, from the Edison bulb to the present.  It argues for the necessity of standards on solid state lighting to foster technological advancement within the industry, benefiting users and manufacturers.

“LSD 44 heralds the importance of developing new standards for sockets and interconnects,” said Kevin Dowling, chairman of the committee that produced the paper.  “It is essential to develop designs for tomorrow’s lighting solutions in order to encourage innovation, achieve optimum performance, and advance new lighting technology.”

The document may be downloaded at no charge by visiting http://www.nema.org/stds/lsd44.cfm.

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.

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