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Zhaga approves Book 15 specification for use by members

Posted on Monday November 14 2016, by Tim Whitaker

The Zhaga Consortium, a global lighting-industry organization that aims to standardize components of LED luminaires, has approved the new Book 15 specification for use by Zhaga members.

Book 15 defines a family of rectangular LED modules that are intended to be used with lenses or arrays of lenses (also known as lens plates).

The modules require a separate LED driver (electronic control gear), and usually will be mounted on a heat sink.

The specification defines several attributes of the LED modules, to enable accurate alignment with the lenses, but the lenses themselves are NOT defined in this specification.

Book 15 modules with lenses are typically used for outdoor lighting applications, including roadway, pathway and outdoor-area lighting.

The full Zhaga Book 15 specification is currently available only to Zhaga members, and can be downloaded from the members’ website. After a further period of around six months, the Book will be published for use by the entire lighting industry.

More information: Book 15