DiiA announces certification program for the digital addressable lighting interface standard IEC 62386

PRESS RELEASE – (November 10, 2016) – The Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), an open, global consortium of lighting companies, has created a certification program that gives the assurance of interoperability for products using digital addressable lighting interface technology.

The independently-verified DiiA certification scheme covers interoperable lighting devices and systems with the functionality specified in the latest version of the IEC 62386 family of standards.

Digital addressable lighting interface technology, often referred to as DALI (which is a registered trademark of ZVEI), is a dedicated lighting-control protocol that has been widely used throughout the industry for a number of years.

Building on the success of DALI, the DiiA test and certification program incorporates the significant enhancements that can be found in the latest version of IEC 62386. This results in improved multi-vendor system interoperability. Also, coverage is extended to include control devices such as application controllers and input devices (e.g. such as sensors and switches).

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Press release from MD-SIG

MD-SIG launches LEDset specifications for interoperable LED drivers and modules

PRESS RELEASE – (June 24, 2016) – 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.

MD-SIG is an open, global consortium consisting of leading lighting and LED driver manufacturers: BAG electronics, BJB, Helvar, OSRAM, Panasonic/Vossloh-Schwabe, Philips Lighting, TCI and Zumtobel/Tridonic.

MD-SIG was formed with the aim of introducing a standardized electrical interface between LED control gear and LED modules. This “missing link” is an essential feature of a mature components business for solid-state lighting.

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Press releases from TCLA and Zhaga

TCLA identifies the Thread Group as the best candidate to collaborate on an indoor professional lighting solution

PRESS RELEASE – (April 21, 2016) – The Connected Lighting Alliance (TCLA), the primary advocate of wireless lighting connectivity, announced today that it is collaborating with the Thread Group on an open protocol solution for the network-layer in indoor professional lighting applications.

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Zhaga publishes Book 12 on COB LED arrays

PRESS RELEASE – (March 13, 2016) – The Zhaga Consortium, a global association of lighting companies that is standardizing LED lighting components, has published its eagerly-awaited specification on chip-on-board (COB) LED arrays. The specification, known as Zhaga Book 12, can be downloaded from the Zhaga website.

Book 12 defines a family of six rectangular and square LED modules with a circular light-emitting surface (LES). These modules require a separate LED driver, and can be used either with or without holders, depending on the luminaire type and application. Most Book 12 modules will use COB technology for the light-emitting section.

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Zhaga appoints Dee Denteneer as new Secretary General

PRESS RELEASE – (March 13, 2016) – The Zhaga Consortium is pleased to announce the appointment of Dee Denteneer as its new Secretary General. Dee replaces Musa Unmehopa, who has held the post for the last two years.

Dee will represent Zhaga at the Light+Building tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany, which runs from March 13-18. Visitors are invited to meet Dee at the Zhaga booth (A15, Hall 4.2).

Dee has a background in wireless connectivity, lighting, project and program management, and finance.

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