Illumination | Standards Michigan


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September 14, 2021

“The Starry Night” 1889 Vincent Van Gogh

Today we revisit illumination technology codes and standards; some of the titles stable — many more unstable and market-seeking — as innovation quickens.  Lighting was the original inspiration for the electric utility industry; providing night-time security and transforming every sector of every economy on earth.  Lighting load remains the largest component of any building’s electric load — about 35 percent– making it a large target for energy regulations.

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Upper Wharfedale Primary Federation School District Yorkshire Dales


IEC 60364 Electrical Installations in Buildings

ISO/TC 274 Light and Lighting

IEEE P3001.9 – Recommended Practice for the Design of Power Systems Supplying Lighting Systems in Commercial and Industrial Facilities

2020 NFPA 70 National Electrical Code: Article 410 Luminaires, Lampholders and Lamps

ASHRAE 90.1 Lighting (Energy) Standards: Chapter 9

Illumination Engineering Society

National Electrical Manufacturers Association

National Electrical Contractors Association

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