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 »

Resources | Standardization | CIE | Non-Visual Lighting Effects | HCL | Oct 10, 2019

CIE Position Statement on Non-Visual Effects of Light - 2nd Edition

CIE Position Statement on Non-Visual Effects of Light - 2nd Edition On October 3rd, CIE released their new position statement on non-visual effects of light, entitled "Recommending Proper Light at the Proper Time" 2nd edition. As non-visual effects are becoming more attention nowadays, confusion and uncertainties on this topic are still high in the lighting community. Much research has been done but even more research is necessary. CIE has recognized this relevant topic and already initiated an independent workshop of leading scientists in the field of quantifying light for non-visual effects in Manchester in 2013 (CIE TN 003:2015 (CIE 2015)). The CIE issued an international standard, CIE S 026:2018 (2018), that defines a system for metrology of optical radiation for light-induced responses that can be elicited by ipRGCs (ipRGC-influenced light (IIL) responses). Read more »

Resources | Standardization | SASO | Sep 24, 2019

Market Entry in Saudi Arabia – with Obstacles

Market Entry in Saudi Arabia – with Obstacles The international market for lighting products is getting more complicated for manufacturers. After the use of product tests by China and Russia as a hurdle, Saudi Arabia is now demanding CB Certificates and an energy label with a two-year validity period for lighting products. Hans Laschefski, Industrie Marketing Manager Lighting EMEA at UL, shows why and how external testing laboratories can help overcome these hurdles through forward planning. Read more »

Smart Lighting + IoT | Resources | Standardization | Zhaga | Sensors | Sep 17, 2019

Zhaga-D4i Certification Signals Plug-and-Play Interoperability

Zhaga-D4i Certification Signals Plug-and-Play Interoperability The new Zhaga-D4i certification program and logo indicates plug-and-play interoperability of luminaires, sensors and communication nodes, and represents an important collaboration between two major, innovative lighting-industry organizations, Zhaga and DiiA. Read more »

Resources | Standardization | CIE | Horticulture | Sep 17, 2019

Horticultural Lighting - The Root to International Standards

Horticultural Lighting - The Root to International Standards Plants have evolved to make the most of the conditions in which they naturally grow. For some plants, this environment will be fully supportive; it may be less so for others. In general, the plant with the fully supportive conditions will predominate in the absence of external intervention. Humans have changed plants over the centuries, selectively growing the plants that provide maximum perceived benefits in terms of color, smell, yield and, perhaps more recently, nutritional value. For most of our evolution, we have had to make use of the environmental conditions available. The desire for cheap food, all year around, and attempts to minimize "food miles" has increased the move towards providing totally constructed growing environments. Read more »

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Precise Measurement of UV Light Sources for Disinfection

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Signify: New EU Ecodesign and Energy Labeling Regulations Are Met

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New DLC Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

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Tech-Talks BREGENZ - Prof. Ruairí O'Brien, Founder of Ruairí O'Brien Lighting Design

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