Press Release

NEMA Publishes BL 2-2007 Energy Efficiency for Electronic Ballasts for T8 Fluorescent Lamps


ROSSLYN, Va., June 19, 2007—The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has published BL 2-2007 Energy Efficiency for Electronic Ballasts for T8 Fluorescent Lamps. This standard contains energy-efficiency requirements for evaluating electronic ballasts designed for use with four-foot 32-watt T8 fluorescent lamps with a lumen output greater than or equal to 3100 lumens. It covers definitions, requirements, and markings. Ballasts that meet these requirements are labeled NEMA Premium™.


The table of contents and scope of BL 2-2007 may be may be viewed, or a hardcopy or electronic copy purchased for $28.00 by visiting NEMA’s website at, or by contacting IHS at 800-854-7179 (within the U.S.), 303-397-7956 (international), 303-397-2740 (fax).


NEMA is the trade association of choice for the electrical manufacturing industry. Founded in 1926 and headquartered near Washington, D.C., its approximately 450 member companies manufacture products used in the generation, transmission and distribution, control, and end-use of electricity. These products are used in utility, medical imaging, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. Domestic production of electrical products sold worldwide exceeds $120 billion. In addition to its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, NEMA also has offices in Beijing, São Paulo, and Mexico City.

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