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Senate Passes NEMA Standard For Outdoor Lighting

The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee has passed NEMA-supported legislation that, allegedly for the first time, would set national energy efficiency standards for pole-mounted outdoor lighting. The legislation also includes NEMA-backed language on external power supplies for certain security and life safety alarms, and changes to the energy efficiency regulatory regime to take into account Smart Grid technologies in setting product efficiency standards. The first set of standards would take effect three years from date of the legislation becoming law and would also limit sky-glow and outdoor light trespass concerns. For more details, visit http://www.nema.org.

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