13.03.2016 - 18.03.2016 — Hall: 4.1 Stand: F OY17
DALI stands for Digital Addressable Lighting Interface and is a protocol set out in the technical standard IEC 62386.
The task of providing light in a room has long been resolved – the challenge today is to ensure that the right quality of light is provided. The list of parameters that need to be considered is long. Just a few are:
brightness and glare,
colour rendering and light colour
colour control and presence sensing.
For these tasks, you need a reliable, reasonably priced and simple control system helping to adress the challenges that modern lighting technology needs to meet – that’s DALI.
Controllable lighting systems are the key for energy saving in building lighting installations – with the additional benefit of increased comfort and safety. DALI was developed as an international industry standard for intelligent and easy management of lighting equipment.
The standard incorporates several parts that provide control and monitoring functionality for ballasts, emergency gear and LED gear, and now also for lighting controls.
The DALI protocol is managed under the internationally recognised IEC standard 62386 and is promoted by the DALI working party and part of the ZVEI - German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers´ Association.
The working party promotes the development and use of the protocol, as well as working to recruit members and make sure the DALI logo is properly used. The organization aims to improve understanding of DALI in the market, and is working to become more dynamic and accessible to all industry stakeholders, with information available to members and non-members through a variety of channels.
One of the key feature of DALI is the uniformity of the standard and interoperability with a range of system components. No other standard in the lighting industry is as open and futureproof. In principle, a DALI lighting system can have components from many different suppliers, all working from the same standard. To support the ‘open protocol’ philosophy, DALI plans to create training forums to explain the fundamentals of DALI for contractors.
Due to the growth of LED, the increasing demand for energy saving and growing awareness of lighting control systems, DALI has become more important than ever before.
With almost 120 active members the DALI working party is keeping it on its growth trajectories in 2014 and beyond. The focus is to raise the international awareness of the DALI protocol and its acknowledged logo. Thanks to the work of the working groups the DALI working party was able to achieve its goals and the interest in DALI has become much more international, with a tremendous growth in membership. The DALI working party will consistently follow the strategy of internationalisation and overcome the challenges of the future together with its members.