- D4i is a standardized interface between the LED driver and IoT nodes or sensors
- Signify strongly contributed to conception of this standard
- D4i drivers allow for an easy exchange of different IoT nodes or sensors on fixtures
Eindhoven, the Netherlands – Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has upgraded its portfolio of compact Philips Xitanium Sensor Ready Xtreme LED drivers for outdoor applications with the recently granted D4i certification. This joint certification program is designed to deliver standardization in the market, drive wider adoption of IoT connectivity in lighting and aid smart city or building projects. It makes it very attractive and easy for customers to switch to connected lighting or install Connect Ready luminaires with D4i certified drivers now, and upgrade to connectivity later. By Q2 2020, Signify will also upgrade the complete non-isolated Philips Xitanium Dimmable Sensor Ready drivers portfolio for indoor applications to the new D4i standard, to facilitate the rapid market adoption of energy-saving technologies and drive standardization.
Launched by the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), the new standard’s specifications and requirements cover critical features including mechanical fit, digital communication, data reporting and power requirements. Qualification of this certification demonstrates plug-and-play interoperability of luminaires, sensors and communication nodes. Products with the D4i standard will enable smart, future-proof LED luminaires with IoT connectivity.