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DALI standard IEC 62386

IEC 62386 - the international standard for DALI technology

Overview of IEC 62386

DiiA specifications

Status of different Parts of IEC 62386

Overview of IEC 62386

Role of IEC: IEC 62386, the international DALI standard, is published in multiple Parts by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Published Parts of IEC 62386 can be purchased from the IEC. >> IEC website.

The table below shows the status of different Parts of IEC 62386. Parts labelled as "in progress" are being developed by the IEC working group (WG11 of TC34) that is responsible for writing and maintaining IEC 62386. DiiA is an active participant in TC34 / WG11.

What is DALI-2? DALI-2 is latest version of the DALI protocol, and enables DALI-2 certification. All new Parts of IEC 62386 are aligned with DALI-2. Some (but not all) older Parts will be updated to DALI-2.

What is DiiA's role? DiiA develops DALI-2 Test Procedures, which enable companies to show compliance of their products with different Parts of DALI-2. Test Procedures are also developed from DiiA specifications (see below). 

What's next? Creation of DALI-2 Test Procedures relies on input from DiiA members, and is influenced by member priorities and market demand. Our Timeline shows the planned priority for further DALI-2 certification development. >> Timeline

 


DiiA specifications

DiiA writes new specifications that define additional DALI features and functions, building on the IEC 62386 international standard.

DiiA specifications are freely available to both members and non-members of DiiA. >> Download here

DiiA intends to transfer its specifications to IEC, for publication as new Parts of IEC 62386.

Name Device type Status
DALI Part 150 – AUX Power Supply AUX supplies Published, available for download
DALI Part 250 – Integrated Bus Power Supply LED drivers Published, available for download
DALI Part 251 – Memory Bank 1 Extension (Luminaire data) LED drivers Published, available for download
DALI Part 252 – Energy Reporting LED drivers Published, available for download
DALI Part 253 – Diagnostics & Maintenance LED drivers Published, available for download
DALI Part 306 – General-purpose Sensors Control devices In progress
DALI Part 351 – Luminaire-mounted Control Devices Control devices Published, available for download

 


Status of IEC 62386 Parts

The following Table was updated in April 2020.

General requirements

IEC 62386 part Description Status of published standard Available for DALI version-1 testing? Available for DALI-2 certification? Notes
101 System

Aligned with DALI-2

Amendment - May 2018

Updated test sequences - December 2019 

102 Control gear

Aligned with DALI-2

Amendment - Sept 2018

Updated test sequences - December 2019

103 Control devices

Aligned with DALI-2

Amendment - Sept 2018

n/a

Updated test sequences - December 2019

104 Wireless and alternative wired system

Aligned with DALI-2

n/a -  
105 Firmware update Aligned with DALI-2 n/a -  

 

Parts 201-209: Specific requirements for control gear

Parts 201-209 were included in DALI version-1. For some Parts, the latest standards are aligned with DALI-2. For other Parts, DiiA is adapting DALI version-1 tests for DALI-2. 

IEC 62386 part Description Status of published standard Available for DALI version-1 testing? Available for DALI-2 certification? Notes
201 Fluorescent lamps Aligned with DALI-2 -  
202 Self-contained emergency DALI version-1 - DALI-2 test sequences in progress - see Timeline
203 HID lamps DALI version-1 -  
204 Low voltage halogen lamps DALI version-1 -  
205 Incandescent lamp dimmer DALI version-1 -  
206 Conversion to DC (0/1-10 V) DALI version-1 -  
207 LED modules

Aligned with DALI-2 

Updated test sequences - December 2019
208 Switching DALI version-1 -  
209 Colour control DALI version-1 No

Colour type Tc (tunable white)

Other colour types in progress - see Timeline
More control-gear functions (Parts 2xx)

 

Parts 3xx - Specific requirements for control / input devices

All Parts 3xx are aligned with DALI-2. These Parts were not included in DALI version-1. 

IEC 62386 part Description Status of published standard Available for DALI version-1 testing? Available for DALI-2 certification? Notes
301 Push buttons Aligned with DALI-2 n/a Updated test sequences - December 2019
302 Absolute input devices Aligned with DALI-2 n/a Updated test sequences - December 2019
303 Occupancy sensors Aligned with DALI-2 n/a Updated test sequences - December 2019
304 Light sensors Aligned with DALI-2 n/a Updated test sequences - December 2019
305 Colour sensor In progress n/a -  
332 Input control devices - Feedback Aligned with DALI-2 n/a -  
333 Manual Configuration Aligned with DALI-2 n/a -  

 

Parts 2xx - Control gear functions

All Parts below are aligned with DALI-2. These Parts were not included in DALI version-1.

IEC 62386 part Description Status of published standard Available for DALI version-1 testing? Available for DALI-2 certification? Notes
216 Load referencing Aligned with DALI-2 n/a -  
217 Thermal gear protection Aligned with DALI-2 n/a -  
218 Dimming curve selection Aligned with DALI-2 n/a -  
220 Centrally-supplied DC emergency operation Aligned with DALI-2 n/a -  
221 Load Shedding Aligned with DALI-2 n/a -  
222 Thermal lamp protection Aligned with DALI-2 n/a -  
224 Integrated light source Aligned with DALI-2 n/a -