Zhaga aims to enable full interchangeability of LED modules and drivers

Posted on Thursday March 13 2014, by Tim Whitaker

The Zhaga Consortium has decided that it will aim to enable LED modules and drivers that are independently interchangeable. This is in addition to Zhaga’s stated aim to enable interchangeability of LED light engines.

Our press release provides further information.

In the video below, Musa Unmehopa, Zhaga's Secretary General explains the consortium's new approach.

At present, the Zhaga interface specifications (known as Books) define interchangeable LED light engines (LLEs). Such LLEs may have an integrated driver, or may consist of a driver that is separated from one or more LED modules.

Currently, Zhaga Books exclude the electrical interface between the module and the driver. The consequence is that, for LLEs having a separate driver, it may not be possible to interchange LED modules from different suppliers without also using a different driver, or vice versa.

With this decision, the Zhaga Consortium is responding to the market need for LED modules and LED drivers that are independently interchangeable.

To achieve this independent interchangeability, future editions of Zhaga Books may need to include references to specifications that define the module-driver electrical interface.