The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Rosslyn, Va., has published LSD 45-2009, "Recommendations for Solid-State Lighting Sub-Assembly Interfaces for Luminaires." This new white paper, prepared by the NEMA Solid State Lighting section, covers the design and construction of interconnects for solid-state lighting (SSL) applications. It compiles the latest industry information regarding mechanical, electrical, and thermal connections and documents existing industry best practices.

“LSD 45-2009 is a breakthrough publication for SSL, a segment of the lighting industry that is gaining momentum and requires standardization,” says Kevin Dowling, Ph.D., chair of the Solid State Lighting Section. “NEMA’s Solid State Lighting section continues to be very involved with shaping the future of this technology, bringing industry experts together to create and encourage processes that benefit both consumers and manufacturers.”

The document may be downloaded at no charge by visiting the NEMA Web site.