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Voluntary Standards Cover the Spectrum: from Lighting Industrial Facilities to Safety Colors


In an effort to communicate the vital role that standards play in daily life, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) publishes snapshots of the diverse standards initiatives undertaken in the global and national standards arena, many of which are performed by ANSI members and ANSI-accredited standards developers. Two of the latest selections follow:

Safety Colors

A new American National for industrial facility lighting helps to assure the safe movement of vehicles and people, enhancing the productivity and comfort of employees, conserving energy, and minimizing maintenance.

ANSI/IES RP-17, Recommended Practice for Lighting Industrial Facilities, serves as a guide and educational tool for the design of permanently installed lighting systems for industrial facilities. Published bythe Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the standard provides recommended minimum maintained lighting levels and maximum uniformity ratio guidelines.

An ANSI member and accredited standards developer, IES is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards for lighting used throughout North America.


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