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Zhaga Book 14 Published As IEC Standard

Zhaga Book 14 Published As IEC Standard

Zhaga, a global lighting industry consortium dedicated to the standardization and interoperability of LED lighting components, announced that Zhaga’s Book 14 has been officially designated as IEC Standard 63356-1. The Zhaga Consortium actively collaborates with global and regional standards development organizations, as well as national lighting entities, to promote the widespread adoption of Zhaga specifications.

Book 14 introduced a family of flat, linear, socketable LED light sources, suited for low-profile linear lighting applications. The current edition encompasses both LED modules (requiring a separate driver) and LED light engines featuring integrated control gear.

One of the features of Book 14 is the cap/holder system, which facilitates effortless tool-less replacement of LED light sources. One end of the LED light source contains a contact cap, fitting into the corresponding contact holder in the luminaire, while the other end is equipped with a support cap and support holder. This design enhances maintenance convenience and promotes sustainability.

Book 14’s LED light sources are designed for versatile applications, including use in free air, without the need for a luminaire enclosure. The Zhaga website can be found here.

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Zhaga Book 14 Published As IEC Standard
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David Shiller
David Shiller is the Publisher of LightNOW, and President of Lighting Solution Development, a North American consulting firm providing business development services to advanced lighting manufacturers. The ALA awarded David the Pillar of the Industry Award. David has co-chaired ALA’s Engineering Committee since 2010. David established MaxLite’s OEM component sales into a multi-million dollar division. He invented GU24 lamps while leading ENERGY STAR lighting programs for the US EPA. David has been published in leading lighting publications, including LD+A, enLIGHTenment Magazine, LEDs Magazine, and more.


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