NEMA goes global on LEDs

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), Rosslyn, Va., has joined other key lighting organization in the Global Lighting Forum (GLF), an initiative to coordinate and promote LED (light emitting diode) technology on a global level. The GLF will develop international standards, produce educational materials, and work with key LED stakeholders in business and government.

According to GLF Chairman Jan Denneman, “LEDs will play a dominant role in nearly every lighting application. The world will witness a revolution in lighting that will help reduce energy consumption while enabling the development of new lighting experiences.”

GLF is an international forum of industry organizations representing more than 5,000 lighting manufacturers and $50 billion annual sales. It includes Abilux (Brazil); China Association of Lighting Industry; Electric Lamp and Component Manufacturers Association (India); European Lamp Companies Federation; Japan Electric Lamp Manufacturers Association; Japan Luminaires Association; Lighting Council Australia; National Electrical Manufacturers Association (USA); Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association; and CELMA (a Europe federation representing 19 national manufacturer associations for luminaires and electrotechnical components for luminaires), an observing member. For more information on the Global Lighting Forum,

contact GLF Secretary General Jürgen Sturm at [email protected]

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