Components | Electromechanics | Connectors | Apr 02, 2019

TE Connectivity's LUMAWISE Endurance S - New Compact Solution to Zhaga Book 18 Compatibility

TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, has introduced a new compact connectivity solution that matches a new standardized interface between an outdoor LED luminaire and a sensing/communication module that sits on the outside of the luminaire. TE´s LUMAWISE Endurance S connector system consists of a standardized interface connection according Zhaga Book 18 and includes a receptacle to be mounted on the luminary and a base-and dome combination to function as enclosure for the control-electronics.

With this family of components, it becomes possible to create a luminary with sockets that allows a compatible sensing and/or communication modules that can easily be removed and replaced.

Sensing and communication modules typically provide sensory inputs to the LED drivers and communicate with other luminaries in a network.

The new connector receptacle uses a single integrated gasket to seal the luminary and the module with just one seal. Internal wiring is connected by well-known poke-in wire connection. An impact resistant sealing cap can be used when no module is placed.

The electronics for the control system can be housed in a base and dome combination that comes in two diameters (40mm and 80mm) and for the 40mm dome 2 different heights are available, for the 80mm base even 3 different heights are available. All domes come in a transparent or a dark-smoke colour and other colours are on request. The base-and-dome combinations are IP65 and IP66 sealed and have impact rating up to IK09.

The sense and control modules can be mounted in any orientation, top, side or downward facing with no limitation to the sealing, and due to the simple twist-lock-feature modules can be exchanged in a few seconds.

LUMAWISE Endurance S was co-developed with several partners to ensure a complete system is available, including application specific drivers and control nodes. TE also collaborated with the Zhaga Consortium, a global lighting-industry organization that standardizes components of LED luminaires.

Jeroen Iedema, product manager at TE Connectivity said, "The development of this product-line was a collaborative process with the Zhaga Consortium, in which we were able to apply our extensive experience and expertise in street light connectors. The focus of developing the new specification, Book 18, was to demonstrate the potential of new architecture and new functionalities which can create value for developers, installers and users of outdoor lighting and future city management systems.

"The standardized interface defined in Zhaga Book 18 enables the installation of future-proofed outdoor LED luminaires, which can be easily upgraded with smart communication and sensing capabilities," said Dee Denteneer, secretary general of Zhaga. "We are pleased to see that member companies, including TE, are already using the specification to develop products that will stimulate the market for smart outdoor LED luminaires."

About TE Connectivity:

TE Connectivity Ltd. is a $14 billion global technology and manufacturing leader creating a safer, sustainable, productive, and connected future. For more than 75 years, our connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, have enabled advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications, and the home. With 80,000 employees, including more than 8,000 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com

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