The US Department of Energy (DOE) has opened the Prototype Phase of its L-Prize competition, which seeks to boost innovation in advanced LED lighting fixtures and control systems for use in commercial and institutional buildings.
The DALI Alliance, the Zhaga Consortium and PNNL will present a webinar on September 15, 2022, to discuss the technical requirements of the Prototype Phase and explain the opportunities for entrants when using standards-based connectivity technologies including Zhaga Book 20 and D4i data and control.
As the second stage of the L-Prize, the Prototype Phase has separate tracks for Luminaires and Connected Systems, and up to 6 winners will share a prize pot of $2 million.
Entrants must complete an Intent to Submit the form by January 2023, and the submission deadline is May 1, 2023. The two tracks both have mandatory connectivity requirements based on standards including D4i and Zhaga Book 20.
The webinar will take place on Thursday 15th September 2022 at 08:30 am Pacific time, 11:30 am Eastern time. The event will last for approximately one hour, including time for attendees to ask questions. The registration form can be accessed here.
The speakers include Gabe Arnold, Senior Engineer with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), who will describe the Prototype Phase and explain the entry requirements.
Scott Wade, Technical & Certification Manager with the DALI Alliance, will explain how the use of D4i drivers, sensors and communication modules will enable competition entrants to meet the requirements for addressability, energy reporting, diagnostics and fault reporting, and many other features.
Adrian Green of Amphenol, representing Zhaga, will describe how Zhaga Book 20 enables modules with occupancy and ambient light sensing capabilities to be directly installed into luminaires via standardized receptacles.