Articles discuss Zhaga Books, featuring BJB and TE

Posted on Wednesday June 7 2017, by Tim Whitaker

Two articles in the latest issue of LED Professional magazine (Issue 61, May/June 2017) discuss several Zhaga specifications, covering components and products such as COB holders (Book 12), socketable linear LED light sources (Book 14), and the connectivity fit system for outdoor luminaires (Book 18).

Interview with BJB

LED Professional interviewed Philipp Henrici, Managing Director of BJB GmBH, on a wide range of subjects including disruptive technology, modular systems and component standardization. Lighting component manufacturer BJB is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, and is a prominent member of Zhaga. Henrici described a number of different component types, including its Linear Flat System that is defined in Zhaga Book 14.

For COB array holders, BJB offers products that match the form-factors described in Book 12, but also has many other variants to meet market requirements. “I can imagine that in the future, because of the Zhaga standards, our variations will decrease,” said Henrici, adding that BJB “absolutely” needs to have Zhaga-based products in its portfolio. “We have always pushed the standards,” said Henrici. “The industry is always saying that it wants standards…Zhaga is the only committee that has set standards in motion.”

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Article by TE Connectivity

In another article in the same issue of LED Professional, Ronald Weber and Benjamin Nelson of TE Connectivity discuss the outdoor lighting market, and the role of intelligent software and electronics as well as standardized, robust interfaces. TE’s LUMAWISE Endurance S uses a standardized interface that has been defined in Zhaga Book 18. The interface allows a module base or sealing cap to be connected to a receptacle in the luminaire. This allows different modules to be exchanged and upgraded in only a few seconds without having to electrically isolate the lighting pole. This will help to realize the vision of smart, field-upgradeable luminaires.

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