Standardization & Regulation | 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 »

Standardization & Regulation | 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 »

Standardization & Regulation | 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 PISCATAWAY, N.J. (March 11 2016) – 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 »

Standardization & Regulation | 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 »

Standardization & Regulation | 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 »

Standardization & Regulation | 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 »

White Paper | Standardization & Regulation | Dec 11, 2014

Zhaga Consortium Starts Work on New Specification for COB LED Arrays

Zhaga is now writing a Book on COB LED arrays In response to feedback from a broad range of stakeholders, the Zhaga Consortium, which develops specifications for interchangeable LED light sources, is now working on a new Book that will include Chip-on-Board (COB) LED arrays. The new Zhaga Book will specify a family of six rectangular or square LED modules with different dimensions. Read more »

White Paper | Standardization & Regulation | Apr 08, 2014

EEPCA & LightingEurope Announce ENEC+ - The First European Mark That Certifies the Initial Performance of LEDs and Other Luminaires

ENEC+ is complementary to the ENEC Mark EEPCA, the European Electrical Products Certification Association, in cooperation with LightingEurope, today announced the launch of ENEC+, the first pan-European mark capable of certifying the initial performance of traditional and LED luminaires. The new performance rating provides the market with certification as to the compliance of LED light fixtures and other luminaires, proving compliance with European safety standards and ensuring the reliability of their stated performance characteristics at the beginning of their life cycle. Read more »

White Paper | Standardization & Regulation | Apr 08, 2014

Zhaga Starts Work on New Books

The Zhaga Consortium, which develops specifications for interchangeable LED light engines, has started to write Books 9, 10 and 11 The Zhaga Consortium, a global lighting-industry organization that is enabling interchangeable LED light engines, has started the development of three new interface specifications, known as Books. The new Books are designated numbers 9, 10 and 11. Read more »

White Paper | Standardization & Regulation | Mar 17, 2014

Zhaga Aims to Enable Independent Interchangeability of LED Modules and Drivers

Current situation: According to current Zhaga Books, full interchangeability applies only to the complete LED light engine (LLE). It may not be possible to interchange the LED module(s) without also changing the driver, or vice versa. Future situation: Zhaga aims to enable full and independent interchangeability of LED modules and drivers The Zhaga Consortium, which develops specifications for interchangeable LED light engines, has decided that it will also aim to enable LED modules and drivers that are independently interchangeable. This is in addition to Zhaga’s stated aim to enable interchangeability of LED light engines. Read more »

White Paper | Standardization & Regulation | Dec 03, 2013

The Connected Lighting Alliance Extends Scope to Indoor Professional Lighting

The Connected Lighting Alliance aims to define and endorse standards of wireless lighting controls for different applications Following its endorsement of ZigBee Light Link as the preferred common open standard for residential connected lighting applications, The Connected Lighting Alliance announced today the launch of a new initiative focused on the indoor professional lighting market. The Alliance will analyze market requirements for indoor professional lighting applications and identify standard development organizations to engage with. As an open association, the Alliance invites interested companies to join the industry initiative and share their expertise in this field. The contribution of multiple companies in the lighting industry will greatly benefit the global adoption of wireless lighting solutions. Read more »

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 »

News-Spot | Standardization & Regulation | 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 »

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 »

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