The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published ANSI C136.23-2012, “American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment—Enclosed Architectural Luminaires,” and ANSI C136.32, “American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting—Enclosed Setback Luminaires and Directional Floodlights.”

ANSI C136.23-2012 covers physical, operating, maintenance, and light distribution features that permit use of architectural luminaires in roadway applications when so specified. The architectural luminaires covered by this standard include side-mounted, square, rectangular, cylindrical, spherical, and other types of decorative or nostalgic historical style luminaires that are considered to be any significant deviation from the luminaire style that has evolved in the industry as predominantly (commonly) known as the “cobra head” style covered in ANSI C136.14.

This standard was updated to reflect current industry practices and to realign with other C136 standards. It’s available in electronic or hardcopy format for $45. To purchase, visit NEMA’s website or contact IHS by phone at (80) 854-7179 (within the United States) or (303) 397-7956 (international), or visit global.ihs.com.

ANSI C136.32 covers dimensional, maintenance, and electrical features that permit the interchange of similar enclosed luminaires that have the same light distribution classification or type used in roadway or area lighting equipment. Luminaires covered by this standard are generally yoke-, trunnion-, or tenon-mounted. They are traditionally called floodlights or setback luminaires. This standard has been updated to reflect current industry practices and include new lamp types.

ANSI C136.32 is available in electronic or hardcopy format for $45. To purchase, visit NEMA’s website or contact IHS by phone at (800) 854-7179 (within the United States) or (303) 397-7956 (international), or visit global.ihs.com.