DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) is a widely used communication protocol to control lighting. The protocol operates in accordance with an international standard (IEC 62386) which makes it possible to arrange light digitally. DALI is an intelligent system with components that communicate with each other. Although the components may be derived from different manufacturers, they would still work in one system.
Using DALI brings some advantages. An example is the flexibility in the manner in which the devices can be addressed. At the simplest level, all DALI controlled devices are set to the same address, this is called broadcast mode. It allows you to control all devices at once. With the single mode DALI devices can receive one of the 62 short addresses. This makes it possible to control each DALI device individually. With the group mode it is also possible to control groups. This can count up to a total of 16 groups, in various combinations.
DALI is designed for the control of light, but today it is a standard for entire installations. With various converters and drivers DALI can easily be linked to building management systems. DALI controllers in our product portfolio work well with well-known systems such as Lutron, Tridonic, Schneider, Clipsal, Osram, Philips, ABB, etc.
Because we offer various Power Repeaters, even if you use different LED products such as LED strips, Wall Washers, Power LEDs or pixels, you can still link them. It is possible to connect a 350mA and a 700mA Power Repeater, in order to control three different types of LED in the same single color, by using one constant voltage LED controller and one power supply. This is because the input signal of the Power Repeaters are the same.