Tridonic is awarded the EcoVadis medal again

For the second year in a row, Tridonic is among the top five percent of the most sustainable companies worldwide, as assessed by the international rating agency EcoVadis.

Tridonic is also among the frontrunners in the lighting industry when it comes to sustainability. The company, based in Dornbirn, has once again been awarded the EcoVadis Gold Medal for its sustainability activities. Tridonic is among the top two percent (previous year: three percent) of companies assessed in the lighting industry. In particular, the specialist in LED technology received top marks in the environment category and is therefore among the top one percent of companies assessed.

The EcoVadis rating agency is active in over 175 countries and enables an objective comparison of the sustainability performance of companies from different industries in the fields of environment, labour and human rights, sustainable procurement, and ethics.

Top marks for a sustainable future

For Tridonic, the outstanding EcoVadis assessment is the result of the long-term, consistent "Sustainable Tridonic" sustainability strategy. This is based on the three pillars of 'partner of choice', ‘environmental protection’ and 'sustainable products'. In practice, this means: Tridonic actively involves its partners and suppliers in its own sustainability strategy, minimises its ecological footprint throughout the entire supply chain and ensures resource efficiency and recyclability in the development and production of its solutions for the lighting industry.

By 2050, Tridonic, together with the Zumtobel Group, aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to zero, in the context of the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi). Since 2023/2024, the company has succeeded in reducing its CO2 emissions by almost 70 percent, according to the GHG protocol. All European production plants obtain their electricity from renewable energy sources.

In August 2022, Tridonic was the first company in the electronics industry to receive the bronze Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Certified® sustainability certificate for a lighting component. By the year 2030, the entire premium portfolio should also have received this certification. In addition, Tridonic's recycling rate in business year 2023/2024 was 87 percent.
We are extremely proud to have achieved a significant milestone in our journey towards sustainability! After achieving Cradle to Cradle certification for our LED modules last year, we're delighted to announce that our LED drivers, and in particular our GEN4 drivers, are now also Cradle to Cradle Certified® Bronze certified.

We are the FIRST in the electronics industry to receive this esteemed sustainability certification for both LED drivers and LED modules.

To obtain Cradle to Cradle® certification, products need to fulfill rigorous environmental and social standards and adhere to sustainable manufacturing and supply practices. This recognition underlines Tridonic's unwavering commitment to sustainability and innovation.

But that's not all! Alongside this achievement, we are excited to present our latest Sustainability Report for the 2022/2023 financial year. This comprehensive 147-page report dives into Tridonic's sustainability efforts, past accomplishments, and future goals. It's a testament to our dedication to building a sustainable future.

Explore our sustainability journey and join us in our commitment to a circular economy. Together, we can create a brighter, more sustainable world!
Our latest generation of SLE modules, the SLE ADV8, offers improved efficacy as well as a longer service life.

The smaller LES04 and LES06 modules allow for the realization of miniaturized spotlights and downlights.

The larger LES17 and LES21 Raw versions have optimized PCB sizes that can be combined with the standard housings available on the market.

Our new modules come in seven different sizes and four different color temperatures. The COB technology guarantees excellent thermal management throughout the 60,000 hours lifetime, while the assembly is fast and easy thanks to TIM variants.

With the new Msensor G3 PIR 4DPI WDA WH, we are now offering our DALI-2 certified PIR sensor with light and presence detection as a standalone version as well. It is available in three different versions for luminaire installation (SFI), remote ceiling installation (SRC) and ceiling surface instlallation (SSM) for low bay applications, such as offices.

The Tridonic MSensor G3 sensor family has been developed in accordance with the DALI-2 standard. An application controller is required to use the sensor in such installations.

Product description
  • Sensor developed to work with the latest DALI specification
  • Monitoring of ambient light and occupancy detection
  • Remote control interface allowing infrared remote control interaction
  • Individual adjustment of the parameters with configuration software
  • Power supply via DALI line
  • Wide range of accessories allowing extended application range
  • Small dimensions allowing easy and inconspicuous integration in luminaries
  • 5 years guarantee

Our 24V constant voltage LED driver LC 24V SC SNC2 is now available with a power consumption of less than 0.5 W in no-load operation to comply with the current European Ecodesign Directives. These directives also allow the drivers to be connected on the output side to a dimmer or pushbutton if required for the application.

The 24V constant voltage driver is available in four different output power variants, ranging from 35 W to 200 W in SC form factor for independent use. In combination with our LLE FLEX 24V LED strip, the driver is especially well-suited for decorative applications such as cove or accent lighting.
What if you could control all your Smart Home or Smart Office devices such as floor lamps, Smart TVs and electronic door locks from a single app, either Apple or Google? A new connectivity protocol has brought us an important step closer to this vision. It’s called Matter. Tridonic can now offer its customers the first Matter-compatible products.

Matter, the new open-source communication standard, bridges the gap between a smart ecosystem, such as Apple Home, and intelligent devices from various providers. Matter is the result of a joint initiative involving tech players such as Amazon, Apple, Google, and the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA). Today, around 270 companies from a wide range of industries are part of the Matter Alliance, all working to improve interoperability in the smart world.

Tridonic is committed to interoperability in the lighting industry
Interoperability runs like a thread through Tridonic’s research and development activities. As a provider of hardware and software for intelligent lighting, its commitment to the interoperability of lighting technology systems goes back many years. Among other things, Tridonic has played a major role in the development of the DALI-2 standard and has been offering the first LED drivers certified according to Zhaga Book 24 since 2022.

Matter now complements the proven DALI standard for wired lighting systems. With the support of the Matter protocol, Tridonic gives luminaire manufacturers a competitive advantage in smart lighting, enabling them to quickly develop Matter-compatible luminaires that can be easily integrated in a wide variety of smart ecosystems – for example in offices, retail stores, hotels, holiday apartments and the high-end residential sector. Thanks to Matter-compatible elements, the entire atmosphere of a room can be set up with just a few clicks on a single device – everything from lighting to air conditioning including smart locks for opening and closing doors.

First wireless Matter drivers and Matter modules for DALI lighting systems
Tridonic is one of the first manufacturers to offer Matter-compatible products. The following are available:
  • Wireless Matter driver: Dimmable 24V constant-voltage driver available in 35W, 60W, 100W and 150W versions
  • Active wireless Matter to DALI module: Active module with integrated 10 mA DALI bus supply and one momentary-action switch input
  • Passive wireless Matter to DALI module: Passive module that requires a DALI power supply (power consumption: 4 mA), four momentary-action switch input
  • Wireless Matter to DALI SR: With strain relief for robust installation and 50 mA integrated DALI power supply

The new Matter-compatible DALI modules can be connected directly to DALI LED drivers already installed in existing luminaires and can then control them. There is no need for any retrofitting work.

Here is a possible Matter use scenario: A smartphone with the respective app of the preferred ecosystem, such as the Apple Home app preinstalled on every iPhone, acts as a remote control and commissioning tool for the smart network. To add a Matter-ready device you point the smartphone’s camera at the QR code on the device. Quick and simple. A smart home device such as the Apple Home Pod mini or a Samsung Wireless Charger serves as the hub for Matter communication. It forwards the commands from the terminal device via a wireless mesh network to a lighting strip system which can “understand” the commands and translate them into the desired lighting mood thanks to the Matter intelligence integrated in the LED driver. Matter can communicate via both WiFi and Thread.

Tridonic uses the IP-based Thread wireless protocol as the basis for the wireless mesh network. Compared to classic WiFi, Thread has a lower power consumption even with a large number of network nodes, and offers stable, low-latency data transmission with AES encryption. A simple command such as “Hey Siri, dim the lights in the office to 20 percent” is then all that is needed to control the LED lighting.
The Mobility category of the Zhaga Smart City Sensor Awards includes solutions for counting vehicles, bicycles and pedestrian traffic and/or measuring vehicle speed, the award went to global lighting technology supplier Tridonic and its SensorX concept.

Based on the Zhaga-D4i standard, this game-changing CMOS image sensor is designed to accurately measure traffic density and patterns in real time, providing data that urban planners can use to mitigate road congestion. The sensor can also recognize different road users. For example, when it detects a pedestrian crossing the street, the sensor can send commands to adjacent luminaires to raise lighting levels.

The fields of application of SensorX are manifold, besides street lighting and illumination of public ways, the sensor can also be used for parking areas and parking lots. This gives urban planners, the possibility to prevent congestion, to optimise traffic routing or to actively improve parking management with the data collected in real time.
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