Business News | Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | Connectivity | The Zigbee Alliance | Sep 09, 2020

Project Connected Home over IP Connectivity Standard Developing Into Reality

Project Connected Home over IP Connectivity Standard Developing Into Reality When we set out in December 2019 to create a unifying standard for the smart home industry, there was naturally a lot of excitement — and of course, questions. Would this global consortium truly be able to bring this new standard to market? How long would it take? What products would actually emerge? Would we be able to pull off our promise to unify a fragmented industry under a single connectivity standard that would help companies focus on creating experiences over "plumbing"? Read more »

Business News | LiFi | Signify | EDZCOM | Sep 01, 2020

Signify and EDZCOM Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate LiFi Adoption in the Manufacturing Industries

Signify and EDZCOM Announce Strategic Partnership to Accelerate LiFi Adoption in the Manufacturing Industries Eindhoven, the Netherlands– Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, and EDZCOM, the Nordic market leader in Edge Connectivity, will join forces to introduce Trulifi by Signify, two-way wireless network connectivity through infrared and visible light, into industrial applications. The partnership will apply to Signify’s LiFi solutions, branded Trulifi, in the manufacturing industries. Read more »

Business News | Standardization | UV-C | IES | IUVA | Jun 24, 2020

IES and IUVA Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection

IES and IUVA Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, est. 1906) and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA, est. 1999) have partnered to assemble experts in the measurement of ultraviolet C-band emissions (UV-C) to develop American National Standards for the measurement and characterization of UV-C device performance. UV-C devices for healthcare and personal care have proliferated in recent years, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, despite the absence of standards to enable accurate measurements and comparisons of the products. Through this partnership IES and IUVA aim to cooperatively promote awareness of and improve the application of ultraviolet "disinfection" technology in the healthcare system, initially through the development of standardized methods of measurement of ultraviolet "disinfection" products including UV lamps, luminaires and lighting/radiating systems, utilizing both discharge (e.g. low-pressure mercury and xenon) and solid-state (e.g. light-emitting diode) technologies. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | Standardization | DALI-2 | DiiA | Certification | Jun 17, 2020

DALI Alliance Achieves Landmark 
of 1,000 DALI-2 Products Certified

DALI Alliance Achieves Landmark 
of 1,000 DALI-2 Products Certified The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, announces its DALI-2 certification program has passed another milestone with the addition of the thousandth DALI-2 certified product to the organization's online product database. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | CALI | Zhaga | Partnerships | Jun 02, 2020

CALI and Zhaga Sign Liaison Agreement – To Drive and Promote Technology Advancement

CALI and Zhaga Sign Liaison Agreement – To Drive and Promote Technology Advancement The past decade has witnessed the LED evolution in the China lighting industry as well as progress in the work of Zhaga in standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires. Zhaga and CALI have identified areas of mutual interest and agreed to structure and strengthen their relationship and to foster closer cooperation through a liaison agreement. Consequently, the China Association of Lighting Industry (CALI) and the Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) have signed a liaison agreement which entered into force by May 1st, 2020. Read more »

Standardization | UV-C | Safety | GLA | Jun 02, 2020

Global Lighting Association Releases Safety Guidelines for UV-C Disinfecting Devices

Global Lighting Association Releases Safety Guidelines for UV-C Disinfecting Devices The Global Lighting Association has issued a Position Statement containing guidelines for the safe use of UV-C devices. The statement concerns safety and standardization requirements. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | Thread | DiiA | May 04, 2020

Thread Group and DiiA Collaborate to Shape the Future of IoT Lighting for Commercial Buildings

Thread Group and DiiA Collaborate to Shape the Future of IoT Lighting for Commercial Buildings The Thread Group, an alliance addressing convergence, security, power, and architecture challenges at the network layer, and the DiiA, the global DALI alliance of companies from the lighting and sensor industries, have announced a liaison agreement today with the shared intention of accelerating IoT adoption in commercial buildings. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | TALQ | Smart Cities | Apr 28, 2020

TALQ Integrates Further Smart City Features - Updated TALQ Specification 2.2.0 Includes Additional Functions

TALQ Integrates Further Smart City Features - Updated TALQ Specification 2.2.0 Includes Additional Functions The TALQ Consortium, which has developed a global interface standard for managing street lighting networks and other smart city applications, has released and approved a new version of the TALQ Specification, 2.2.0; an updated version of the Certification Test Tool was also released. All the changes and added features are backward compatible with the former 2.1.0 release, guaranteeing reliable interoperability of all certified TALQ-compliant products certified against any TALQ 2 version. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | DiiA | Outdoor Applications | Apr 23, 2020

First Outdoor LED Luminaires Received Zhaga-D4i Certification

First Outdoor LED Luminaires Received Zhaga-D4i Certification The Zhaga Consortium (Zhaga) and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) have reached a key milestone in their joint Zhaga-D4i certification program. Several luminaires from Signify and Schréder have been certified according to this new program. They can carry the dual logos of Zhaga and D4i which together indicate interoperability of luminaires, sensors and/or communication nodes. Read more »

Standardization | Smart Lighting + IoT | IoT | Systems + Applications | Zhaga | DiiA | Resources | Apr 23, 2020

Zhaga Publishes Book 20: Smart Interface Between Indoor Luminaires and Sensing/Communication Modules

Zhaga Publishes Book 20: Smart Interface Between Indoor Luminaires and Sensing/Communication Modules Zhaga Book 20 defines a smart interface between an indoor LED luminaire and a sensing/communication module. The module connects to the LED driver, and typically provides sensory inputs or enables communication between network components. Zhaga member companies can now access the specification and certify luminaires according to the Zhaga-D4i certification program. Dekra and Intertek are the accredited test centers. Read more »

ZigBee | Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Standardization | DiiA | Apr 23, 2020

Zigbee Alliance and DiiA Collaborate to Standardize DALI-Zigbee Gateways

Zigbee Alliance and DiiA Collaborate to Standardize DALI-Zigbee Gateways The Zigbee Alliance, an organization of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT), and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, today announced they are working together to bring further standardization and system interoperability to the IoT luminaires space. This development will help stakeholders realize the benefits of combining wired DALI lighting-control systems with wireless Zigbee networks as the IoT progresses. Read more »

Business News | Organization News | DiiA | Tunable White Light | Certification | Mar 02, 2020

DiiA Debuts DALI-2 Certification of Tunable White LED Drivers

DiiA Debuts DALI-2 Certification of Tunable White LED Drivers The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), the global industry organization for DALI lighting control, has expanded the scope of the DALI-2 certification program to include tunable white color control. DiiA has added the color temperature Tc method of color control as a feature for DALI-2 control gear such as LED drivers. Commonly referred to as "tunable white", Tc allows control of the correlated color temperature (CCT) along the black-body line, from warm white to cool white. Read more »

Business | SSL | Award | Dr. Shuji Nakamura | Jan 09, 2020

University of Louisville 's 2019 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy Laureate Goes to Dr. Shuji Nakamura

University of Louisville 's 2019 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy Laureate Goes to Dr. Shuji Nakamura The world-leading pioneer in sustainable energy technology Shuji Nakamura, PhD, professor of Materials at University of California Santa Barbara, has won the 2019 Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy from the University of Louisville. The prize recognizes outstanding renewable energy ideas and achievements with proven global impact. Read more »

Business News | Dec 20, 2019

The Global Lighting Association Elects New Executive Committee, Foreshadowing Active Advocacy Programs

The Global Lighting Association Elects New Executive Committee, Foreshadowing Active Advocacy Programs The Global Lighting Association (GLA) met early December in Tokyo and elected an inaugural Executive Committee in anticipation of its incorporation as a non-profit association in Switzerland. Completion of the incorporation process is expected early in 2020. Maurice Maes, as a representative of LightingEurope, was appointed President. He is employed by Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, as Head of Standards & Regulations. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | CIE | Measurement | OLEDs | Dec 18, 2019

CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources

CIE Announces Availability of New Documentation: Test Method for OLED Luminaires and OLED Light Sources The new CIE International Standard S 025-SP1/E:2019 is a supplement to CIE S 025:2015 Test Method for LED Lamps, LED Luminaires and LED Modules specifies the requirements for measurement of electrical, photometric, and colorimetric quantities of OLED luminaires and OLED light sources. These sources were not covered by CIE S 025:2015 even though they are very similar in regard to the measurement techniques. Recent improvements in the technology and availability of OLED-based lighting products raised the necessity to extend CIE S 025:2015 to OLED products. Read more »

FEATURED

The 25th Guzhen Lighting Fair Set Date on Oct. 22-26, 2020

The 25th Guzhen Lighting Fair Set Date on Oct. 22-26, 2020 In the context of national favorable policies, economic recovery, active operation recovery of enterprises, and strong audience demand, the 25th China (Guzhen) International Lighting Fair (hereinafter referred to as the "GILF") will be held at Guzhen Convention and Exhibition Center, Zhongshan ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

Paradigm Changes in Lighting Are Challenging Lighting Companies

Paradigm Changes in Lighting Are Challenging Lighting Companies Fabien Bubendorff has a Master in Electronic Engineering and has 10 years' experience in the lighting industry. He has spent more than 13 years living in China. He worked as a Product Manager for a Retail Lighting Company, for the Last 5 years he was responsible for Wever&Ducré as the Head of R&D ... Read more »