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NEMA Publishes ANSI ANSLG C78.21 Incandescent Lamps and ANSI ANSLG C78.40 Electric Lamps

Providing physical and electrical characteristics of incandescent lamps, ANSI/ANSLG C78.21-2011 describes PAR and R bulb shapes. The standard covers lamps with clear, frosted and lens end bulbs, clear and prescription lenses, and with various reflector coatings. ANSI ANSLG C78.40-2011 sets forth the physical and electrical requirements for single-ended metal halide lamps operated on 60 Hz ballasts to ensure interchangeability and safety. The data given also provides the basis for the electrical requirements for ballasts as well as the lamp-related requirements for luminaires.

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