The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), whose home base on the internet is, has expanded its website with an online catalog of materials. Information about electrical, fire, and life safety products and training materials is now available at

Catalog shopping is fast and easy, as a search utility enables users to locate a product by entering a key word or phrase into a search box, or by clicking categories that match the topics of interest. The entire catalog is online and ordering can be done via invoicing, or credit card information can be faxed to the association. Secure credit card transactions are planned. The toll-free number for orders placed in North America remains in effect at 800/344-3555.

The NFPA sponsors the National Electrical Code (NEC), covered in the March 1999 issue of Lighting Dimensions.