ANSI C136.40-2011 defines requirements for the specification and installation of DC solar-powered roadway and area lighting systems
Rosslyn, Va.-based National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C136.40-2011, "American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipmentâ€”Solar Lighting Systems."
This new standard, produced by the ANSI Committee 136 for Roadway and Area Lighting, defines requirements for the specification and installation of DC solar-powered roadway and area lighting systems. Topics addressed include light source requirements, batteries, internal labeling, and power controls. As municipalities look for ways to take advantage of solar-powered equipment, this standard will provide valuable guidance for installations.
The contents and scope of ANSI C136.40 may be viewed, or a hardcopy or electronic copy purchased for $50, by visiting www.nema.org or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax), or global.ihs.com.
This addition to the ANSI C136 series joins more than 30 other standards covering a range of topics related to roadway and area lighting, including filament lamps, vertical tenons, and vandal shields. To view a comprehensive list of standards in the ANSI C136 series, go to www.nema.org.