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NEMA Publishes ANSI C136.37 for Solid State Light Sources Used in Roadway and Area Lighting

The first solid state lighting (SSL) standard produced by ANSI accredited standards committee C136.37, this standard defines interchangeability and some requirements for SSL source fixtures. References to existing regional and international SSL standards are used to recommend guidance to utilities and manufacturers for harmonized solutions and expectations. C136.37 includes requirements for operating temperature, correlated color temperature, mounting provisions, dimming, ingress protection, and wiring and grounding. In addition, C136.37 sets protocol for surge-test waveforms, the basic insulation test, and specific product ratings.