The DALI protocol (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) is used in building automation to control individual lights, or groups of lights, automatically. With this automated system it is possible to easily manage the switching on and off of the light via software as well as to quickly locate any faults in the system and much more.
This communication protocol is not proprietary, so it can be used safely even with luminaires not made by the manufacturers who created the standard, it is in fact defined by the IEC 60929 and IEC 62386 standards that ensure the interoperability of control devices in the lighting systems of other manufacturers..
DALI makes it possible to manage the entire lighting system by associating an address to each luminaire. It is also possible to group and store lighting products or isolate some of them from the rest of the installation. For example, in this way it is possible to adjust the light intensity of specific groups such as specific rooms or individual lighting products..
This intelligent platform also manages information on the status of the lamps: switching on and off, operating status and luminous flux power, simplifying the search for faulty luminaires in the electrical system (as messages on the status of each peripheral are collected cyclically). These settings and controls can be performed without physically intervening on the system and are useful for regularly checking all the necessary controls of the building’s lighting system.
Today DALI is fully in line with modern lighting control systems, is easy to install and offers a convenient and intelligent way of managing lighting. In spite of its ease of use, the DALI standard is capable of sophisticated performance and can be used in a wide variety of installation environments: from the office world to sports facilities, through to large shopping centres and large companies.