The lighting industry is used to working with standardized light sources. LED technology offers many benefits, but the lack of specifications can make it difficult to exchange one LED light source for another.
Zhaga is a global consortium of companies from the international lighting industry. Its overall aim is to develop interface specifications that allow LED light sources from different suppliers to be used interchangeably, without changing the luminaire design. In turn, this should speed up the adoption of LEDs for general lighting.
Use of Zhaga specifications can provide benefits such as the ability to keep pace with rapid LED technology evolution, flexibility to respond to customer/market requirements, and improved supply-chain management.
Zhaga is creating a set of Interface Specifications, known as Books, which define the conditions necessary for interchangeability. Each Book defines one or more components of an LED luminaire by means of the mechanical, photometric, electrical, thermal, and control interfaces of the component to its environment.