Zhaga starts certification for Books 4, 7 and 8

Posted on Monday June 10 2013, by Tim Whitaker

The Zhaga Consortium has started certification for products designed according to several more of the Zhaga Interface Specifications, which are known as Books.

Certification is now available for Book 4, Book 7 and Book 8. Each Book covers a different type of LED light engine, which is defined as the combination of an LED module and the associated electronic control gear (also known as the LED driver). The specifications define the interfaces between the LED light engine and an LED luminaire.

The full specifications for Books 4, 7 and 8 will be published soon on the Zhaga website.

Zhaga has authorized three test laboratories – Dekra, UL and VDE – to issue test reports for Books 4, 7 and 8. See www.zhagastandard.org/specifications/certification.html for more details. Products have already been certified for each of these three Books.

Certification allows products to carry the Zhaga logo, and ensures that all the requirements of the particular Zhaga interface specification have been met. Zhaga certified products are listed on the Zhaga website at: www.zhagastandard.org/products/certified-products.html.

Certification for Books 2 and 3 has been available since 2012, and certification for Books 5 and 6 will be available soon. Book 1 does not describe a specific type of LED light engine, but contains generic information that applies to all the other Books.

About the Books

Zhaga Interface Specification Book 4 defines the interfaces of a type-D LED light engine (non-socketable LED module with separate electronic control gear). The LED light engines covered in Book 4 are intended for applications that need a high-intensity light source, such as street lighting and industrial high-bay applications. Book 4 specifies a rectangular light-emitting surface in three variants: 30 x 7.5 mm, 42 x 10.5 mm, and 60 x 15 mm.

Zhaga Interface Specification Book 7 defines the interfaces of a type-D LED light engine (non-socketable LED module with separate electronic control gear). This Book includes a range of LED light engines with different form factors, which are aimed primarily at indoor lighting applications such as office lighting.

Zhaga Interface Specification Book 8 defines the interfaces of a type-A LED light engine (socketable with integrated control gear). It is similar to Book 2 but has a larger base. The LED light engine has a round drum shape and is likely to be used primarily in down-lighting applications.