New Standard Available for Fluorescent Replacement and Retrofit LED Lamps

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ROSSLYN, Va., June 11, 2019—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) 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.  

“This new Standard identifies key performance and application elements that LED-based tubular lamp consumers can use to better select and compare different products,” said Andrew Jackson, Manager, Lighting Test Center Americas Signify North America Corporation, committee chairman of the ANSI Section for Electric Lamps. “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 Standard covers all types of fluorescent replacement and retrofit Tubular LED (TLED) systems.

ANSI C78.54-2019 is available in hard copy or as an electronic download for $100 on the NEMA website. 


The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) represents nearly 325 electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers that make safe, reliable, and efficient products and systems. Our combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities covering every state. These industries produce $106 billion in shipments and $36 billion in exports of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year.