The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), through its ANSI Accredited Standards Committee on Lighting Systems, has released a new installation standard titled, ANSI C137.3 American National Standard for Lighting Systems—Minimum Requirements for Installation of Energy Efficient Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Lighting Systems. It has been “…designed to ensure minimal energy loss for Power over Ethernet (PoE) lighting systems.”

According to the press release, “The energy efficiency of a PoE lighting system depends on three elements: power source equipment (PSE) efficiency, powered device (PD) efficiency, and cable energy losses. This standard specifies cable and installation practices to limit the electrical energy losses of the cable between the PSE and the PD.”

Robert Hick, vice president of R&D Engineering, Leviton Lighting and Energy Solutions, and technical coordinator of the new standard said, “ANSI C137.3 provides the much-needed standardization of cable requirements for use by installers of PoE lighting systems. It ensures that PoE Lighting will provide high-energy efficiency in every building installation that is complying with this standard.”

ANSI C137.3-2017 is available for purchase in hard copy format, or as an electronic download on the NEMA website.