DALI-2 certification builds confidence within the interoperability of DALI-based gadgets from completely different producers. As a standardized platform, DALI-2 mitigates issues round proprietary applied sciences and vendor lock-in, and permits future-proof luminaire and system designs for sustainable lighting.
Pushed by the DALI Alliance and constructing on the necessities of the worldwide IEC 62386 normal, DALI-2 certification requires rigorous product testing. The check outcomes are independently verified by the DALI Alliance. In distinction, DALI version-1 testing was much less detailed and relied on self-declaration, with out requiring third-party verification of check outcomes.
DALI-2 certification is now out there for all management gear sorts in widespread use, together with these for color management and self-contained emergency lighting. DALI-2 additionally features a broad vary of extra options akin to storage and reporting of luminaire, power and diagnostics information.
“DALI-2 certification has matured sufficiently that we now not see the necessity to provide a registration scheme for DALI version-1 management gear,” stated Paul Drosihn, DALI Alliance Basic Supervisor. “We encourage all customers to search for the DALI-2 or D4i logos, which affirm that the product is licensed by the DALI Alliance and is totally compliant with the related specs.”
DALI version-1 registration was solely out there for management gear, whereas DALI-2 certification additionally contains bus energy provides, and management gadgets akin to utility controllers, sensors and different enter gadgets. DALI-2 certification has established an ecosystem of interoperable merchandise, that are all listed within the on-line Product Database. This comprises over 2,300 DALI-2 merchandise, together with greater than 1,800 DALI-2 management gear, together with over 1,600 DALI version-1 management gear. The DALI version-1 merchandise will stay within the database, and trademark use will proceed to be allowed.
In addition to working the extremely profitable DALI-2 and D4i certification applications, the DALI Alliance is growing DALI+ certification for DALI gadgets working over wi-fi and IP-based networks, and is collaborating with the Zhaga Consortium to supply Zhaga-D4i certification for luminaires and management gadgets.
Our DALI Weblog article “Lighting controls profit from requirements and certification” gives additional background studying – see www.dali-alliance.org/articles.
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The DALI Alliance (often known as the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance or DiiA) is an open, international consortium of lighting corporations that drives the expansion of lighting-control options based mostly on internationally standardized Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) expertise. The group operates the DALI-2 and D4i certification applications to spice up ranges of cross-vendor interoperability. As lighting continues to evolve and converge with the IoT, the DALI Alliance can be driving the standardization of wi-fi and IP-based connectivity options. For extra data, go to www.dali-alliance.org.
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