The Connected Lighting Alliance has a number of deliverables including market requirement documents, open standard analysis and technical position papers
TCLA looks into a given interface and defines requirements that an open standard should meet in order to make it fit for lighting applications.
Individual member companies can work with specification organizations to address these requirements.
When there are existing open standards for the given interface, TCLA will look into such standards and benchmark these to the market requirements. The result is a transparent comparison showing the merits and demerits of the open standards.
Following the analysis, TCLA issues a technical position paper, stating recommendations regarding the open standard(s) that offer the best fit for the given lighting application. This provides the industry with a better insight into the thinking and direction of TCLA.