Technology | Standardization | Regulation | Feb 06, 2018

California Energy Alliance Code Change for Lighting Control Requirements Adopted by California Energy Commission

California Energy Alliance Code Change for Lighting Control Requirements Adopted by California Energy Commission The California Energy Alliance (CEA), a member-based organization committed to smart, sustainable energy use within the built environment, is pleased to announce that its code change proposal dedicated to improving the lighting control requirements for lighting alterations was accepted by the California Energy Commission (CEC) in its recently published Draft Express Terms. This publication, released on January 19, 2018, commences the formal rulemaking process for the 2019 updates to California’s Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Title 24; Standards; Energy Code). Read more »

Technologies | Standardization | Feb 06, 2018

Zhaga Enables IoT-Upgradeable Outdoor LED Lighting Fixtures

Zhaga Enables IoT-Upgradeable Outdoor LED Lighting Fixtures The latest Zhaga specification defines a standardized interface between outdoor LED luminaires and modules for sensing and communication, bringing the Internet of Things to the outdoor lighting market via smart, upgradeable, future-proof fixtures. Read more »

Design-Resources | Standardization | News-Spot | Sep 18, 2017

DALI-2 Certification Launch Brings Improved Interoperability to DALI Lighting-Control Systems

DALI-2 Certification Launch Brings Improved Interoperability to DALI Lighting-Control Systems The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), an open, global consortium of lighting companies that promotes the adoption of lighting-control systems using DALI technology, has launched its program for the certification of DALI-2 devices. DALI-2 certification brings the promise of significantly improved interoperability compared with current DALI devices in the market, thanks to comprehensive and detailed testing procedures. For each product, the DALI-2 test results are independently verified by DiiA before certification is granted. Read more »

Technologies | Standardization | Jul 10, 2017

Zhaga Transforms LED Driver Specification with New Book 13 Interface Specification

Zhaga Transforms LED Driver Specification with New Book 13 Interface Specification The Zhaga Consortium, a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires, has published a significantly updated version of its interface specification for LED drivers. The new specification, designated Book 13 Edition 2.0, reduces complexity in the market by having significantly fewer mechanical form-factors than the earlier version. Overall, Edition 2.0 features only 27 categories, compared with 78 in Edition 1.0. Read more »

Technology | Standardization | Dec 16, 2016

ZigBee Alliance and Thread Group Join Force

ZigBee Alliance and Thread Group Join Force The ZigBee Alliance, an association of companies creating, maintaining and delivering open, global standards for the low-power wireless Internet of Things (IoT), and the Thread Group, an organization focused on making Thread the foundation for the Internet of Things in the home and beyond, today announced that multiple members of both organizations have demonstrated prototypes that run the ZigBee Alliance’s universal language for smart devices on Thread networks. The demonstrations, shown privately at the Thread Group’s Members Meeting in November and set for public display in both organizations’ booths at CES, are a key milestone in their liaison agreement, and highlight accelerating momentum behind an emerging ecosystem of connected products that will interoperate over Thread IP networks using the widely deployed ZigBee language. Read more »

Technology | Standardization | Jun 24, 2016

MD-SIG Launches LEDset Specifications for Interoperable LED Drivers and Modules

MD-SIG Launches LEDset Specifications for Interoperable LED Drivers and Modules The Module-Driver Interface Special Interest Group (MD-SIG), a lighting-industry consortium, has published its LEDset specifications. LEDset provides the lighting market with a standardized, multi-vendor, electrical interface for LED systems, which simplifies the process of matching LED modules with suitable drivers. Read more »

Technology | Standardization | Mar 11, 2016

The Connected Lighting Alliance Endorses ZigBee 3.0 for Residential Lighting

The Connected Lighting Alliance Endorses ZigBee 3.0 for Residential Lighting PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 11 2016) – The Connected Lighting Alliance [TCLA] announced today the endorsement of ZigBee 3.0, as the preferred open standard for residential connected lighting applications, simplifying choices for both lighting companies and consumers. Read more »

Technology | Standardization | Dec 09, 2015

Zhaga Book 13 - LED Drivers - for Download, Certified Products Database Improved

Zhaga Book 13 provides precise specifications for the mechanical dimensions of a broad range of LED drivers The Zhaga Consortium has published a new specification for LED drivers that are used in combination with separate LED modules. The introduction of standardized form-factors for LED drivers is expected to bring significant benefits for LED luminaire makers, including enhanced second-sourcing options and the ability to interchange different LED modules and drivers independently. Furthermore, Zhaga has updated its database of certified products and built a new search engine that allows LED luminaire makers and other users to find and compare components. Read more »

Technology | Standardization | Oct 12, 2015

Zhaga Publishes Book 11 Specification for Small LED Spotlight Modules

Comparison of the Zhaga Book 11 vs. the Zhaga Book 3 module dimensions The Zhaga Consortium has published Book 11, a new specification that describes circular LED modules with a maximum diameter of 35 mm that are suitable for spotlighting and related applications. A Book 11 module requires a separate LED driver. Read more »

Technology | Standardization | Jun 03, 2015

Zhaga Consortium Publishes Book 9 Specification

Zhaga's latest specification in Book 9 addresses LED modules of two different dimensions with a ring-shaped light-emitting surface The Zhaga Consortium, a global lighting-industry consortium that is standardizing LED light engines and associated components, has published Book 9 as its latest interface specification. Consumer lighting applications are addressed by this latest LED lighting component specification from Zhaga, which describes small LED modules with a ring-shaped light-emitting surface. Read more »

White Paper | Technology | Standardization | Dec 11, 2014

Zhaga Consortium Starts Work on New Specification for COB LED Arrays

Zhaga is now writing a Book on COB LED arrays In response to feedback from a broad range of stakeholders, the Zhaga Consortium, which develops specifications for interchangeable LED light sources, is now working on a new Book that will include Chip-on-Board (COB) LED arrays. The new Zhaga Book will specify a family of six rectangular or square LED modules with different dimensions. Read more »

White Paper | Technology | Standardization | Apr 08, 2014

EEPCA & LightingEurope Announce ENEC+ - The First European Mark That Certifies the Initial Performance of LEDs and Other Luminaires

ENEC+ is complementary to the ENEC Mark EEPCA, the European Electrical Products Certification Association, in cooperation with LightingEurope, today announced the launch of ENEC+, the first pan-European mark capable of certifying the initial performance of traditional and LED luminaires. The new performance rating provides the market with certification as to the compliance of LED light fixtures and other luminaires, proving compliance with European safety standards and ensuring the reliability of their stated performance characteristics at the beginning of their life cycle. Read more »

White Paper | Technology | Standardization | Apr 08, 2014

Zhaga Starts Work on New Books

The Zhaga Consortium, which develops specifications for interchangeable LED light engines, has started to write Books 9, 10 and 11 The Zhaga Consortium, a global lighting-industry organization that is enabling interchangeable LED light engines, has started the development of three new interface specifications, known as Books. The new Books are designated numbers 9, 10 and 11. Read more »

White Paper | Technology | Standardization | Mar 17, 2014

Zhaga Aims to Enable Independent Interchangeability of LED Modules and Drivers

Current situation: According to current Zhaga Books, full interchangeability applies only to the complete LED light engine (LLE). It may not be possible to interchange the LED module(s) without also changing the driver, or vice versa. Future situation: Zhaga aims to enable full and independent interchangeability of LED modules and drivers The Zhaga Consortium, which develops specifications for interchangeable LED light engines, has decided that it will also aim to enable LED modules and drivers that are independently interchangeable. This is in addition to Zhaga’s stated aim to enable interchangeability of LED light engines. Read more »

White Paper | Technology | Standardization | Dec 03, 2013

The Connected Lighting Alliance Extends Scope to Indoor Professional Lighting

The Connected Lighting Alliance aims to define and endorse standards of wireless lighting controls for different applications Following its endorsement of ZigBee Light Link as the preferred common open standard for residential connected lighting applications, The Connected Lighting Alliance announced today the launch of a new initiative focused on the indoor professional lighting market. The Alliance will analyze market requirements for indoor professional lighting applications and identify standard development organizations to engage with. As an open association, the Alliance invites interested companies to join the industry initiative and share their expertise in this field. The contribution of multiple companies in the lighting industry will greatly benefit the global adoption of wireless lighting solutions. Read more »

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LiFi - What It Is, How It Works, What It Provides, How to Apply, and Its Future Prospects

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High Conductive Foils Enabling Large Area Lighting

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