19 April 2012 Zigbee launches new lighting standard ZigBee Alliance has finished developing and ratifying the Light Link standard, which aims to give the lighting industry a global standard for interoperable consumer lighting and control products. Devices built using Light Link will connect into a single network without extra devices needed for coordination. Consumers will be able to combine products from multiple brands and then control them using the internet. According to a statement, development and validation was led by GE, Greenwave Reality, OSRAM Sylvania and Philips. TRaC Global provided independent testing services for the first products submitted by Atmel, Ember, OSRAM, Philips and Texas Instruments. Jos Bruins, ZigBee Light Link working group chair from Philips, said: "ZigBee Light Link provides an easy to use and intuitive approach to next generation lighting that has the backing and support of top tier companies." The Light Link standard is now available to ZigBee Alliance members for product development. Author Simon Fogg Comment on this article Websites http://www.zigbee.org This material is protected by Findlay Media copyright See Terms and Conditions. One-off usage is permitted but bulk copying is not. For multiple copies contact the sales team. Enjoy this story? People who read this article also read... NIDays 2013 NIDays is a technical conference designed specifically for ... Read Article Southern Manufacturing This year, Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is set to be ... Read Article Debugger and programmer A new mid range in-circuit debugger and programmer has been ... Read Article Automotive touch controllers Atmel's new maXTouch family of touch controllers is designed to ... Read Article What you think about this article: Add your comments Name Email Comments Your comments/feedback may be edited prior to publishing. Not all entries will be published. Please view our Terms and Conditions before leaving a comment.