Rosslyn, Va.-based National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published ANSI C136.36C-2010, "American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment — Steel Roadway and Area Lighting Poles." This new standard, produced by the ANSI Committee 136 for Roadway and Area Lighting, provides construction and performance guidance for steel poles used in outdoor applications. It includes nomenclature, dimensional data, performance criteria, and some interchangeability features, and can help city and roadway planners decide whether to use steel poles for a given application.

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/stds/C136.cfm.

The contents and scope of ANSI C136.36C may be viewed, or a hardcopy or electronic copy purchased for $53, by visiting www.nema.org/stds/c136-36c.cfm, or by contacting IHS at (800) 854-7179 (within the United States), (303) 397-7956 (international), (303) 397-2740 (fax), or global.ihs.com.