Resources | Standardization | CIE | Measurement | Jul 18, 2018

CIE Research Strategy in Metrology for Advanced Photometric and Radiometric Devices

CIE Research Strategy in Metrology for Advanced Photometric and Radiometric Devices Photometric devices are devices that measure optical radiation and which are designed with a very specific spectral response. Most commonly, illuminance meters and luminance meters are used to measure the illuminance and luminance distributions in the field. These are relatively simple devices, characterized by a specific input optics according to the required task and a filter to make the spectral response of the instrument match the spectral luminous efficiency function of the human eye (typically V(λ) for photopic vision). In testing laboratories, integrating spheres are used to measure the total luminous flux of a light source and goniophotometers are used to measure luminous intensity distributions, total luminous flux and partial luminous flux. These devices are all well understood, and several CIE technical reports are available that give guidance on their characterization and calibration [1][2][3][4]. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | Smart Lighting & IoT | Outdoor Applications | Jul 12, 2018

Zhaga Publishes Specification Allowing Mechanical IoT Upgradability

Zhaga Publishes Specification Allowing Mechanical IoT Upgradability The Zhaga Consortium, a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing interfaces of components of LED luminaires, has published Edition 1 of a new specification that helps to bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to outdoor LED lighting fixtures. The specification, known as Zhaga Book 18, makes it easy to upgrade LED fixtures by adding or changing modules that provide sensing and communication capabilities. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | IoT Ready | Sensors | May 25, 2018

New IOT-READY™ Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures

New IOT-READY™ Alliance to Establish Industry Standard for IoT Sensor Installation in LED Lighting Fixtures Industry-leading organizations like Enlighted, Tridonic and DesignLights Consortium™ are working to establish a standard for “IoT-Ready™” light fixtures that can easily be upgraded with sensors and connectivity modules after installation. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | MD-SIG | Driver Modules | News-Spot | Mar 14, 2018

NFC Programming of LED Driver Parameters Is Standardized by MD-SIG

NFC Programming of LED Driver Parameters Is Standardized by MD-SIG Manufacturers of LED luminaires currently use a variety of programming methods to set the operating characteristics of LED drivers inside luminaires. Simplified and harmonized methods are desired to enable LED driver programming on automated or manual production lines. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | Regulation | CEA | 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 »

Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | Smart Lighting & IoT | 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 »

Resources | Standardization | DiiA | Controls | 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 »

Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | Drivers | 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 »

Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | CoB LEDs | LED Modules | Apr 29, 2017

LED Modules in the Zhaga Spotlight

LED Modules in the Zhaga Spotlight LED modules and light engines for spotlighting applications are the focus of a series of new and updated specifications from the Zhaga Consortium. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | ZigBee | Thread | 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 »

Resources | Standardization | MD-SIG | Drivers | 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 »

Resources | Standardization | ZigBee | 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 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 »

Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | Drivers | 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 »

Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | CoB LEDs | LED Modules | 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 »

Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | LED Modules | 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 »

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