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Timeline for DALI-2 certification

Timeline: Phases of the DALI-2 certification program

Scroll down for a list of key milestones and announcements.

Phase 1: August 2017

Part 101: System components 

  • Enables DALI-2 certification of standalone bus power supplies

Part 102: Control gear 

► Part 207: Control gear for LED modules

  • Enables DALI-2 certification of LED drivers

Part 103: Control devices

  • Enables DALI-2 certification of single-master application controllers
Phase 2: August 2018

Major updates to the following test sequences:

► Part 101
► Part 102
► Part 103

The following product types are added to the DALI-2 certification program:

  • Multi-master application controllers (previously, it was possible to certify single-masters only).
  • Integrated bus power supplies, in control gear and control devices (previously it was possible to certify stand-alone bus power supplies).
Phase 3: May 2019

New test sequences adding the following input devices to the DALI-2 certification program:

► Part 301 – Push-button devices
► Part 302 – Absolute input devices e.g. switches, sliders
► Part 303 – Occupancy sensors
► Part 304 – Light sensors

Updates to the following test sequences:

► Part 101
► Part 102
► Part 103

Phase 4: November/December 2019

New test sequences for D4i power and data specifications:

► Part 250 – Integrated Bus Power Supply
► Part 251 – Memory Bank 1 Extension (luminaire data)
► Part 252 – Energy Reporting
► Part 253 – Diagnostics & Maintenance

Part 150 – AUX Power Supply (this is included in DALI-2 certification if the AUX supply is part of an LED driver, but stand-alone AUX power supplies are not currently certified). 


Phase 5: February 2020

Tunable white colour control is added to the DALI-2 program:

► Part 209 – Colour control: colour type Tc (tunable white)

Phase 6: October 2020

 Two new Parts were added to the DALI-2 program:

► Part 208 – Control gear: Relays & switches

► Part 351 – Luminaire-mounted control devices

Phase 7: September 2021

 The follwoing Parts were added to the DALI-2 program:

► Part 202 – Control gear: Self-contained emergency

► Part 205 – Incandescent lamp dimmer

► Part 206 – Conversion to DC (0/1-10 V)

► Part 209 – Colour control: colour types xy & RGBWAF



DALI-2 certification: Ongoing developments

View the DALI-2 status page to see the current status of different Parts and work in progress. 

To develop and maintain the DALI-2 certification program, the DALI Alliance relies upon voluntary input from its members in the Technical & Certification Working Group (T&C WG). For some of the planned work, additional volunteers are required. Please contact the Technical Manager for details.


DALI-2 certification: Milestones

Oct 4, 2021: DALI Alliance updates DALI-2 tests (Parts 202, 205, 206 & 209) >> More

May 28: First Zhaga-D4i control device earns certification >> More

Apr 15: DALI Alliance issues specifications for Wireless to DALI Gateways >> More

Dec 11, 2020: First D4i control device is certified by DALI Alliance >> More

Nov 6, 2020: DALI-2 certification now includes Part 208 for relays and switches​ >> More

Oct 22, 2020: D4i sensors and controllers for smart, IoT-ready luminaires (Part 351) >> More

May 2020: DiiA passes milestone of 1000 DALI-2 certified products >> More

Feb 2020: First DALI-2 tunable white LED drivers receive certification >> More

Feb 2020: Tunable white (Tc) colour control is added to DALI-2 certification >> More

Dec 2019: First D4i certified LED driver added to DiiA product database >> More

Nov 2019: DiiA starts D4i certification of LED drivers >> More

Oct 2019: D4i specifications updated and new Part 351 published by DiiA >> More

July 2019: 500th certified DALI-2 device added to DiiA database >> More

June 2019: DALI-2 certification of sensors and input devices is now underway >> More

May 2019: First DALI-2 input device is certified by Zencontrol >> More

May 2019: Input devices added to DALI-2 certification program >> More

November 2018: First DALI-2 multi-master control device >> More

September 2018: DALI specifications from DiiA enable intelligent, connected LED luminaires >> More

August 2018: Launch of DALI-2 certification Phase 2 >> More

March 2018: DiiA certifies 100th DALI-2 product >> More

November 2017: First DALI-2 bus power supply is certified >> More

October 2017: First DALI-2 control device is certified >> More

September 2017: First DALI-2 products certified (LED drivers) >> More

August 2017: Launch of certification program Phase 1 >> More

August 2017: Test sequences for Part 207 and Part 103 (single-masters only) supplied to members >> More

July 2017: Registration starts for DALI version-1 products >> More

June 2017: DiiA unveils details of certification process, starts sale of credits >> More

June 2017: Latest DALI-2 and DALI version-1 test sequences available to members >> More

February 2017: DiiA releases first DALI-2 test sequences to members >> More