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DiiA article published in LEDs Magazine

September 28, 2017

An article entitled “DALI-2 boosts lighting control systems with certification, control devices, and improved interoperability” has been published in the trade publication LEDs Magazine.

>> View the article on the LEDs Magazine website

The article covers the inception of DiiA and the DALI-2 certification program, and discusses interoperability, test sequences, control devices, and colour control and wireless.

The opening paragraph is reproduced below:

Digital addressable lighting interface (DALI), the digital lighting control protocol, is currently going through a period of significant change, which will see the introduction of the first DALI-2 certified products, as well as the first standardized DALI control devices such as occupancy sensors and application controllers.

Although core parts of the DALI-2 standard were published by the IEC in late 2014, and more have been added or are in development, the process for testing and certifying products has lagged behind. Various lighting companies decided to speed things up by forming the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA), an open consortium which is now the key organization for promoting DALI on a global basis.

DiiA has launched a DALI-2 certification program, while also continuing to enable member companies to test products according to the original DALI standard. Many of the first DALI-2 certified products are likely to be LED drivers (or, in IEC language, control gear for LED modules). In due course, these will be joined by drivers enabling color control; control gear for self-contained emergency lighting; application controllers; and input devices such as light sensors and occupancy sensors. Meanwhile, a DALI wireless network is also on the horizon.

>> View the full article on the LEDs Magazine website


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