Craig DiLouie, LC, CLCP recently had the opportunity to interview Paul Drosihn, General Manager, DALI Alliance. The topic: the recently introduced D4i global standard.
The Zhaga Consortium is launching the global Zhaga Smart City Sensor Awards to address the needs of cities that have installed Zhaga-D4i certified streetlights.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has opened the Prototype Phase of its L-Prize competition, which seeks to boost innovation in advanced LED luminaires and control systems for use in commercial and institutional buildings. The DALI Alliance, the Zhaga Consortium and PNNL will present a webinar on September 15, 2022, to discuss the technical requirements of the Prototype Phase and explain the opportunities for entrants when using standards-based connectivity technologies including Zhaga Book 20 and D4i data and control.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published American National Standard for Lighting Equipment—LED Drivers Robustness (ANSI C82.15-2021), which applies to hardware and microcontroller and microprocessor-based LED drivers. This American National Standard describes testing methods used to evaluate LED drivers’ robustness or their ability to withstand the specific stresses.
The DALI Alliance recently published two new Technical Guides that detail DALI specifications for wireless and IP-based connectivity.
The Zhaga Steering Committee has approved the 3rd edition of the popular Book 18 specification for outdoor luminaires. The new edition allows for architectures combining an ANSI C136.41 dimming receptacle with a Zhaga receptacle next to the architectures already specified in Ed. 2.0. Additionally, Zhaga-D4i certification of hybrid luminaires as well as control devices with an ANSI interface have become available.
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) published the 2021 Electrical Standards & Products Guide (ESPG), a comprehensive guide that includes nearly 800 NEMA publications for electrical and medical imaging industries, as well as product categories and NEMA Member manufacturers of those products.
The DesignLights Consortium recently announced the new membership of its Industry Advisory Committee (IAC), an 18-member body that will support the mission and strategic direction of the DLC to drive efficient lighting through education, collaboration, and expertise in 2021 and 2022.
The joint Zhaga-D4i certification program from the DALI Alliance and the Zhaga Consortium has already qualified a number of Zhaga-D4i Book 18 outdoor luminaires with Zhaga receptacles and D4i components. Now certified D4i control devices with Zhaga connectors can also be submitted for Zhaga-D4i certification, according to a recent statement by Zhaga. Eligible devices include light-level or occupancy sensors, as well as control nodes that can communicate wirelessly with external networks, enabling smart, future-proof LED luminaires with IoT connectivity.
The DALI Alliance recently announced it has extended the DALI-2 certification program to include control gear that function as switches and relays. Such devices implement Part 208 of the DALI-2 certification scheme, which is built on the international IEC 62386 standard.