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Safety lighting: NEMA publishes ANSI C136.46-2013 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment Concrete Lighting.

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Safety lighting: The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published ANSI C136.46-2013 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment Concrete Lighting Poles.


This standard applies to concrete lighting poles used in roadway and area lighting equipment and includes nomenclature, performance criteria, marking and recordkeeping requirements, and certain minimal material needs. It does not cover concrete poles manufactured with any modified concrete mix incorporating the use of polymers or other modifiers.


ANSI C136.46-2013 American National Standard for Roadway and Area Lighting Equipment Concrete Lighting Poles may be purchased in electronic or hardcopy format on the NEMA website for $52.


NEMA is the association of electrical equipment and medical imaging manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Rosslyn, Virginia. Its 400-plus member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems. Total U.S. shipments for electroindustry products exceed $100 billion annually.

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