Global Lighting Association and Zhaga sign liaison agreement

Posted on Tuesday May 28 2013, by Tim Whitaker

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The Zhaga Consortium has signed a liaison agreement with the Global Lighting Association (GLA).

The Global Lighting Association is a grouping of peak national and regional lighting associations representing over 5,000 lighting manufacturers and US$50 billion annual sales.

The Zhaga Consortium is an international group of companies that is developing interface specifications for LED light sources. These enable LED luminaire manufacturers to interchange LED light sources from different suppliers.

Zhaga and the Global Lighting Association believe that the global lighting industry – and users of the lighting industry’s products – will benefit in a number of ways from the availability of interchangeable LED light engines. These benefits include a wider choice of suppliers of compatible components, lower R&D costs for luminaire makers, and reduced risk concerning the availability of replacement parts.

“The lighting industry operates on a global scale, and the specifications being developed by Zhaga are for global use,” says Menno Treffers, secretary-general of the Zhaga Consortium. “It is very important for Zhaga to be able to share the results of its work throughout the international lighting community, and the liaison with GLA provides a clear route to achieve this goal.”

The two parties will cooperate to make the lighting industry aware of the advantages and benefits offered by interchangeable LED light sources. As part of the agreement, Zhaga will provide the Global Lighting Association with regular updates on the activities and progress made by Zhaga. In turn, the Global Lighting Association will pass this information to its members and offer feedback to Zhaga.

For more information, please contact:

Anne Vick
Communications Director, GLA
anne.vick@lightingeurope.org

Tim Whitaker
Marcom Director, Zhaga
marcom@zhagastandard.org