Cooper Lighting and the world’s first Zhaga-certified LED recessed luminaire

Posted on Friday July 20 2012, by Tim Whitaker

In June 2012, Cooper Lighting (Peachtree City, GA, USA) announced that its IRiS Lighting Systems P3LED directional series had become the world’s first Zhaga-certified luminaire.

The P3LED 3-inch-aperture LED recessed luminaire was developed for demanding residential and commercial applications, and was certified according to Zhaga interface specification Book 3.

The luminaire contains a Book 3 spot-light LED module. Cooper said that “the LED array conforms to emerging industry standards for interchangeability and can be replaced in the field.”

Cooper’s press release discussed the Zhaga consortium and said that its goals were “to reduce cost and risk when developing products while not sacrificing design freedom and creativity.”

“With Zhaga’s efforts and certification, new LED light sources will be simpler to integrate and upgrade into existing environments and [will] provide added confidence to end users,” said the company.

The P3LED recessed series, also features interchangeable optics. See more details on the P3LED recessed series.

In May 2012, the IRiS P3LED was honored in the fourth Next Generation Luminaires (NGL) Solid-State Lighting Design competition. The NGL competition recognizes and promotes excellence in the design of energy-efficient LED commercial lighting luminaires.

The P3LED was “Recognized” in the Recessed Accent Lighting category of the 2012 Indoor competition. Selection as a "Recognized" winner indicates that each judge would recommend the product for specification.