SmartStep = SMST

Battery Back Up = BBEMC

Plenum Listing = CCEA

Safety = IMS

Custom Fixtures = CF

Turnkey Installations = TI

Specifiers Mock Ups = SMU

SMU – 120V / 227V



National Cathode Corp. headquarters is the technical design hub for all of your projects.

Within this location our team has the ability to develop new products, test competitive product lines, reproduce actual site conditions, analyze full electrical data and build mock-ups to insure that the Specifiers design criteria is brought to fruition.

As we all know the “Cost” of mock-ups should be addressed prior to issuing any written specification.

To reduce the cost of mock-ups it always is advisable to review the following check points.

  • Keep mock up length under 8’ 0”
  • Refrain from using high voltage transformers and electronic power supplies when encapsulated or adjacent to metal.
  • Advise if dimming is a prerequisite.
  • Request other vendor’s samples to be forwarded to National Cathode Corp. (EG: plastic lens, glass lens, Barrisol or Newmat PVC’s, reflectors, perforated finishes, textured finishes, woods, leathers etc…)
  • Include diffusion ratio’s
  • Metal composition and gauge
  • Preferred finishes
  • Design criteria
  • Preliminary sketches or actual detailed drawings
  • Kelvin temperature (s)
  • Lead time
  • Ship to address
  • Following these check points will reduce mock-up lead times and cost substantially, which will be applied as a credit if the entire cold cathode project moves forward

Information: Contact National Cathode Corp. direct for specification inclusions