Technology | Standardization & Regulation | Feb 08, 2013

LEDOTRON: Digital Dimming Technology for a New World of Lighting Convenience

The future of dimming, how it works and how the numbers of dimming systems will evolve in the future LEDOTRON is the name of the new digital standard for dimming systems designed for LED and compact fluorescent retrofit lamps. The innovative digital dimming and regulation technology was developed in collaboration with OSRAM and is to be passed as the IEC 62756-1 standard end of this year.The participants at the LEDOTRON press conference at the BAU trade fair in Munich in January 2013 were presented with the advantages of the LEDOTRON technology. Read more »

White Paper | Standardization & Regulation | Jan 10, 2013

SEMI's LED Standards Committee HB-LED Standard Published

After the formation of the high-brightness light-emitting diode (HB-LED) Standards Committee in November 2010 the committee was working hard on HB standards. The committee is happy to announce that it now has approved its first standard, SEMI HB1: Specifications for Sapphire Wafers Intended for Use for Manufacturing High Brightness-Light Emitting Diode Devices. Developed by the HB-LED Wafer Task Force, SEMI HB1 defines and specifies the physical geometry of 150 mm diameter sapphire wafers used in HB-LED manufacturing. HB1 covers dimensional, wafer preparation, and crystallographic orientation characteristics, as well as the appropriate measurement methods. The document was approved by the HB-LED Committee during the North America Fall 2012 meetings, recently completed procedural review and will be published soon. Read more »

Standardization & Regulation | Oct 22, 2012

The Zhaga Consortium Makes Book 3 Public, the First of Seven Interface Specifications for LED Light Engines

The cover page of the first public specification, Book 3 (left), and the internally disclosed 8 Zhaga Books (right) Zhaga has made the interface specification ‘Book 3’ publicly available as free download from its website. Book 3 defines the interface for a small, round, LED light engine suitable for spot lighting and other applications that need a point light source. Read more »

White Paper | Standardization & Regulation | Oct 03, 2012

EMerge Alliance Releases Version 1.1 of Occupied Space Standard

Progress continues toward integrated standards for DC microgrids in buildings SAN RAMON, CALIF. (October 2, 2012) – The EMerge Alliance – an open industry association leading the rapid adoption of safe direct-current (DC) power distribution standards for commercial buildings – today announced it has updated the EMerge Alliance Occupied Space standard, the first application platform model for the utilization of low-voltage DC power in commercial interiors. The EMerge Alliance Occupied Space standard creates an integrated, open platform for power, interior infrastructures, controls and a wide variety of peripheral devices to facilitate the hybrid use of AC and DC power within commercial buildings. Version 1.1 includes several important updates to voltage limits, recommended cable sizes and other requirements to assist companies developing products when using the standard. These changes are backwards compatible and maximize the interoperability and efficiency of EMerge Alliance Registered products. Read more »

News-Spot | Standardization & Regulation | Jun 28, 2012

New Consortium to Drive Standardization of a Management Software Interface for Managing Outdoor Lighting Networks

Global initiative – The formation of a new global consortium made up from lighting industry players, with the aim of creating a globally accepted standard for a management software interface for outdoor lighting networks has been announced today. Named TALQ, the founders/participants are Harvard Engineering, Kingsun, Philips, Schréder, Streetlight.Vision and Zumtobel Group. Read more »

Standardization & Regulation | Jun 15, 2012

Photo-Biological Safety

There’s a lot of talk about ‘Photo-Biological Safety’ in the LED lighting world these days. Mainly because on 27 April 2010 the ‘Control of Artificial Optical Radiation at Work Regulations’ came into effect in UK law, enforcing light exposure limits in the workplace. Read more »

Standardization & Regulation | May 24, 2012

JEDEC Publishes First International Thermal Testing Standards for LEDs

JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the global leader in the development of standards for the microelectronics industry, today announced the publication of a new series of standards for component level testing of high-brightness/power LEDs. Development within JEDEC’s JC-15 Committee involved LED industry leaders, and resulted in the new JESD51-5x series of standards aimed at thermal characterization of power LED components. The series is in compliance with the International Commission on Illumination (CIE)’s existing LED measurement recommendations. Read more »

Standardization & Regulation | May 15, 2012

How the LED Lighting Industry Benefits from Zhaga

Until today, Zhaga released six interface specifications to ease the development of luminaires with interchangeable LED light sources With its interface specifications, Zhaga makes it possible to develop interchangeable LED light sources. Menno Treffers, Secretary General of Zhaga, summarises the most important benefits as follows: Read more »

News-Spot | Standardization & Regulation | Apr 24, 2012

ZigBee Light Link: LED Lighting Control Standardized

The ZigBee® Alliance, a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, today announced it is developing a new open standard designed for LED lighting control – ZigBee Light LinkTM. This forthcoming standard will help manufacturers develop a variety of lighting and control products, giving resellers and consumers a wide selection of interoperable wirelessly controlled lighting products for the home. Read more »

Standardization & Regulation | Oct 13, 2011

Standardization of Performance Criteria for LED Luminaires

This guiding paper is intended to help bring clarity by introducing a universal set of quality criteria that are recently described in two IEC/PAS documents. As a user of LED luminaires it is important to apply the same set of standardised and therefore comparable quality criteria when evaluating manufacturer’s claims. Users of LED luminaires should always ask for LED luminaire specifications measured in compliance with the new IEC/PAS documents. Read more »

Standardization & Regulation | Jun 06, 2011

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Introduces New LED Package Component Recognition Program

LED component recognition program UL is committed to advancing and innovating safety, providing certainty to more people, businesses and governments. As a technical leader in Solid State and LED Lighting technologies, UL has created a Component Recognition program for LED packages under the Category Control Number (CCN) OOQL2 (LED Packages – Component). A parallel category, OOQL8, provides certification for Canada. Read more »

Standardization & Regulation | Nov 19, 2010

SEMI International Standards Program Forms High-Brightness LED Standards Committee

SEMI announced today the formation of a high-brightness light-emitting diode (HB-LED) Standards Committee. The SEMI International Standards Committee approved the petition for the HB-LED Standards Committee on November 4, 2010. The Committee met for the first time on November 11 and initiated standards Task Forces on wafers, carriers, assembly and automation. The Committee and Task Forces are comprised of industry leaders in HB-LED devices, sapphire wafers, MOCVD wafer processing, and key equipment and materials suppliers to the LED industry. Read more »

Standardization & Regulation | Jul 31, 2010

LED Reliability and Current Standards for Measurement

DOE SSL Workshop - July 2010. Presentation by Eric Richman - Pacific Northwest National Laboratories. Read more »

Standardization & Regulation | Feb 12, 2010

Zhaga Consortium to Drive Standardization of LED Light Engine Interfaces

Will it become true? - The Zhaga-vision of a worldwide standard for LED products. An international group of companies from the lighting industry – including Acuity Brands Lighting, Cooper Lighting, OSRAM, Panasonic, Philips, Schréder, Toshiba, TRILUX and Zumtobel Group – is to initiate the formation of Zhaga, an industry-wide cooperation aimed at the development of standard specifications for the interfaces of LED light engines. Read more »

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