Leviton has announced its membership in Zhaga, an industry co-op of lighting manufacturers aimed at the development of standards and specifications for the interfaces of LED light engines. Zhaga standards enable interchangeability between products made by diverse manufacturers. The consortium was established for the benefit of consumers and professional buyers of light engines and luminaires.
By standardizing light engines, which the group defines as a combination of an LED module and the associated control gear, the group’s standards will allow manufacturers to focus on producing compatible products. Standardized products will also increase buyer confidence in specifying and purchasing LED products that will be easily replaceable and commercially available, while continuously enjoying the performance upgrades that LED technology enables.