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Driving wider adoption of IoT connectivity in lighting

26 March 2020
The new standardization will help smart cities and internet of things adoption for connected lighting. Source: Signify

Signify has expanded its certification program for light emitting diode (LED) standardization in order to drive wider adoption for internet of things (IoT) connectivity in lighting and smart cities.

The company’s Sensor Ready LED driver portfolio has been granted D4i certification, launched by the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA). The standard covers critical features including mechanical fit, digital communication, data reporting and power requirements. Qualification for the certification means the technology can be used for plug-and-play interoperability of luminaires, sensors and communication nodes.

By the second quarter of 2020, Signify will upgrade the complete non-isolated Philips Xitanium Dimmable Sensor Ready driver portfolio for indoor applications to the new D4i standard for rapid market adoption of energy-saving technologies and drive standardization.

The D4i certification is relevant for both outdoor drivers and indoor drivers and brings standardization to intra-luminaire digital addressable lighting interface (DALI) and defines how data relevant for connected lighting networks is stored and communicated. D4i extends the existing DALI-2 program by adding a standard for power supply to control devices such as sensors and standardizes how drivers store and report data including luminaire info, energy metering and diagnostics.

“The new D4i standard is an important step in the journey of connected lighting,” said Simone van Leeuwen, product manager for LED linear drivers at Signify. “Standardization helps to ensure that different elements of a system, such as luminaires, sensors and controls, work together seamlessly. As a result, more end-users can start to enjoy the benefits of connected lighting,”

To contact the author of this article, email PBrown@globalspec.com


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