NEMA Releases Revised ‘Reference Ballasts for Fluorescent Lamps’ Standard

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has announced that ANSI Accredited Standards Committee C82 revised ANSI C82.3-2016 “Reference Ballasts for Fluorescent Lamps”. This standard describes the design features and operating characteristics of reference ballasts for fluorescent lamps. The items specified are those that have been found necessary to ensure accurate and reproducible results when either lamps or ballasts are being tested. It includes requirements for both line frequency and high-frequency circuits.

ANSI C82.3-2016 can be purchased in hard copy or electronic download for $68 on the NEMA website.

NEMA’s Lighting Systems Division, as Secretariat of ANSI ASC C82 for Electric Ballasts, is looking for industry experts in the user and general interest categories to participate in standards development activities. Contact NEMA at [email protected] if you are interested. Please indicate your interest category and your area of expertise.

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