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Zhaga starts work on Books 9, 10 and 11

Posted on Friday March 28 2014, by Tim Whitaker

Zhaga has started the development of three new interface specifications, known as Books. The new Books are designated numbers 9, 10 and 11.

Zhaga Books are specifications that define the mechanical, thermal, photometric, electrical and control interfaces between LED light engines (LLEs) and LED luminaires.

Books 9, 10 and 11 are not yet approved for use by Zhaga members. There are eight approved Zhaga Books (numbered 1 to 8), several of which are also available for public download.

Zhaga Book 9 will define the interfaces of an LLE comprising a non-socketable LED module with a ring-shaped light-emitting surface (LES) and a separate LED driver (also known as electronic control gear).

Book 9 modules could enable LED luminaire products for use in consumer lighting applications, such as small spotlights, track lighting and other compact luminaires.

Book 10 and Book 11 will both describe LLEs that comprise a circular, non-socketable LED module with a separate LED driver. The modules have a circular LES and are suitable for spotlight-type applications.

Both Book 10 and Book 11 are similar to Book 3, which is already published. For more information, see our section on the spotlight module family comprising Books 3, 10 and 11.

For more information on Books 9, 10 and 11, as well as Zhaga’s Book development process, see the full press release.