White Paper | Standardization + Regulation | Nov 14, 2013

Zhaga Publishes Book 7 and Book 8 Interface Specifications for LED Light Engines

Zhaga Logo Two more interface specifications for LED light engines have been published by the Zhaga Consortium. Zhaga is an international organization that is enabling the interchangeability of LED light sources made by different manufacturers. The interface specifications, designated Book 7 and Book 8, can now be downloaded from the Zhaga website . Read more »

Standardization + Regulation | Oct 12, 2013

Zhaga Specifications Reference NEMA Standard for LED Dimming

Zhaga Logo NEMA’s LED dimming standard SSL 7A-2013 has been referenced by two Zhaga interface specifications for LED light engines. Read more »

Standardization + Regulation | News-Spot | Jul 17, 2013

Leading Lighting Companies Select ZigBee Light Link

The Connected Lighting Alliance announced today its endorsement of ZigBee Light Link as the preferred common open standard for residential connected lighting applications, simplifying choices for both lighting companies and consumers. Read more »

White Paper | Standardization + Regulation | Jun 26, 2013

Zhaga Announces Several Updates and Reports About Activities in their Latest June Newsletter

June has been a very busy month for Zhaga, with the consortium’s first meeting in China combined with an open session for government officials and representatives from China’s lighting industry. Meanwhile, the first products have now been certified for Zhaga interface specification Books 4, 7 and 8, while Zhaga has signed a liaison with the Global Lighting Association. Read more »

White Paper | Standardization + Regulation | Apr 22, 2013

Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires, V1.0

The DOE Municipal Solid-State Street Lighting Consortium's Model Specification for Adaptive Control and Remote Monitoring of LED Roadway Luminaires is a tool designed to help cities, utilities, and other local agencies accelerate their adoption of systems that can further reduce the energy and maintenance costs of operating their streetlights. Read more »

White Paper | Standardization + Regulation | Feb 26, 2013

Zhaga Consortium Publishes Book 2 Interface Specification for LED Light Engines

Some examples for Zhaga compliant products Zhaga has published its second interface specification, as part of its mission to enable the interchangeability of LED light sources. Products carrying the Zhaga logo are already available from various manufacturers. Read more »

Standardization + Regulation | Technology | 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 »

Standardization + Regulation | News-Spot | 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 »

Standardization + Regulation | News-Spot | 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 »

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