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 | 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 »

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 »

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 »

Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | MD-SIG | Dec 11, 2019

MD-SIG Integrates Into the Zhaga Consortium

MD-SIG Integrates Into the Zhaga Consortium Zhaga and MD-SIG are pleased to announce that they have agreed to align their efforts and to proceed as a single organisation under the Zhaga Consortium. Zhaga members have access to the former MD-SIG specifications as part of their Zhaga membership. The Module-Driver Interface Special Interest Group (MD-SIG) is a global lighting industry consortium, with the aim to introduce standardized multi-vendor electrical interfaces between LED control gear and modules as the missing link essential to the maturity of SSL components business. The Zhaga Consortium is a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires. Read more »

Resources | Regulation | LightingEurope | Energy Efficiency Label | Dec 05, 2019

New Regulations on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Impact Lighting Products – LightingEurope Guidelines Available

New Regulations on Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Impact Lighting Products – LightingEurope Guidelines Available The European Commission has published today Regulation (EU) 2019/2020 on ecodesign requirements for lighting and Regulation (EU) 2019/2015 on energy labelling for lighting which will apply in all EU Member States from September 2021. LightingEurope has prepared guidelines to help companies comply. Read more »

Zhaga | Standardization | Dec 02, 2019

Zhaga Book 18 Ed. 2.0 Has Been Published

Zhaga Book 18 Ed. 2.0 Has Been Published 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 centres. Read more »

DALI | DiiA | LED Drivers | Standardization | Dec 02, 2019

DiiA Starts D4i Certification of LED Drivers

DiiA Starts D4i Certification of LED Drivers D4i certification brings standardization to intra-luminaire DALI, and enables intelligent, data-rich LED luminaires that can interact with external lighting-control networks. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | CIE | Measurement | Oct 23, 2019

New CIE Technical Report: Optical Measurement of LED Modules and Light Engines

New CIE Technical Report: Optical Measurement of LED Modules and Light Engines LED modules and light engines represent a wide range of very different products with unique physical properties. Thus, they can neither be treated as single LED packages (where measurements refer to a specific junction temperature of a single LED or the average of a single die, multiple-junction LED) nor as complete lamps or luminaires (where measurements refer to the ambient temperature). Read more »

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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

Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers

Blue High-Power Laser Diodes from Osram for Show, Point and Line Lasers Multi Mode in the InGaN portfolio: The blue multi-mode laser diodes PLPT5 447KA and 450KA from Osram Opto Se- miconductors are available as 1.6 and 2.2 Watt versions with a wavelength of 447 nm. The indium-gallium-nitride diodes are edge emitters, which are built into a hermetically sealed TO ... Read more »

EDITORIAL

UV-C Disinfection Technologies Must be Integrated in EU Renovation Plans

UV-C Disinfection Technologies Must be Integrated in EU Renovation Plans LightingEurope launches an UV-C expert group that promotes the benefits of UV-C disinfection technologies and stimulates market demand and fair market access in Europe. The technology has been proven to deactivate, without exception, all viruses against which it has been tested. LightingEurope is ... 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 »