by Brianna Crandall — June 24, 2019 — The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published ANSI C78.54-2019, American National Standard for Electric Lamps — Specification Sheet for Tubular Fluorescent Replacement and Retrofit LED Lamps, which standardizes the specification sheet, or data reporting format, as the means of communicating critical lamp characteristics for those who are trying to compare the performance of various LED tubular lamps to replace their fluorescent tubes.
Andrew Jackson, manager, Lighting Test Center Americas Signify North America Corporation, committee chairman of the ANSI Section for Electric Lamps, explained:
This new standard identifies key performance and application elements that LED-based tubular lamp consumers can use to better select and compare different products. Also, the standard should help clear up any confusion related to input electrical parameters for both users and those measuring lamp performance.
This new lighting tandard covers all types of fluorescent replacement and retrofit Tubular LED (TLED) systems.
ANSI C78.54-2019, American National Standard for Electric Lamps — Specification Sheet for Tubular Fluorescent Replacement and Retrofit LED Lamps, is available in hard copy or as an electronic download for $100 on the NEMA website.