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Three ESTA Standards in Public Review

Three draft standards have been added to the ESTA public review page at http://tsp.esta.org/tsp/documents/public_review_docs.php. People materially affected by the standards are invited to review them and to offer comments, if they chose, before the reviews end on June 27. The three draft standards are:

BSR E1.40, Recommendations for the Planning of Theatrical Dust Effects

ANSI E1.40-2011 is being revised to warn against deflagration--deflagration being the technical term for the wave of flame that burned hundreds of people at a water park in Taiwan last year. Other changes include a regrouping of types of dusts and changing MSDS references to SDS references.

BSR E1.41, Recommendations for the Measurement of Entertainment Luminaires Utilizing Solid State Light Sources

ANSI E1.41-2012 is being revised to specify that the Fidelity Index (Rf) rating, as defined in IES TM-30-15, be used for reporting the production of white light of a reported CCT. The existing ANSI standard requires reporting the CQS score, but CQS has no hold in the lighting market. CRI is a flawed metric, not suitable for narrow-band emitters.

BSR E1.55, Standard for Theatrical Makeup Mirror Lighting

ANSI E1.55-2015 is being revised to add the Fidelity Index (Rf) rating per IES TM-30-15, for the same reasons that Rf is being added to E1.41.

For more information, please contact: Karl G. Ruling, ESTA Technical Standards Manager at standards@esta.org

4th May 2016

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