Digital lighting control for intelligent, user-friendly, connected buildings

13:45 - Wednesday 6th October 2021


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Modern lighting-control systems provide a broad range of benefits that extend far beyond reduced energy consumption. As the world’s only dedicated lighting-control protocol based on open standards, DALI enables connected, intelligent lighting systems with many attractive features for smart buildings.

Two-way communication and data exchange between lighting devices is a key DALI attribute. Beyond this, DALI systems can provide access to a valuable set of data for real-time performance monitoring, diagnostics, energy metering and many other applications.
Standardized DALI-2 colour control and dimming, combined with occupancy and light-level sensors, can boost the productivity and wellbeing of occupants in smart buildings. Meanwhile, DALI-2 enables illumination and emergency lighting to operate on the same network.

Also, DALI is evolving to encompass both wired and wireless connectivity. DALI+ combines DALI lighting control with wireless and IP-based networking, enabling true wireless DALI as well as connection through other IP-based physical layers, allowing for highly scalable systems.

The DALI Alliance has also published new specifications for standardized Wireless to DALI Gateways, opening the door to greater choice and freedom for lighting specifiers, especially for IoT-based projects. Gateways allow existing DALI wired products to be used in non-DALI wireless ecosystems, either Bluetooth mesh or Zigbee.
Interoperable products that comply with international standards – and are certified accordingly by organizations such as the DALI Alliance – can alleviate supply-chain concerns and provide essential future-proofing.

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Paul Drosihn

General Manager

DALI Alliance

Paul is a highly qualified and experienced management professional with more than 30 years’ experience in the electronics and LED lighting industries.

He has held a number of senior roles in management, sales, operations, business development and strategic marketing, at companies involved in electronics, manufacturing and management consulting. He is a Member of IEEE and AMBA, and a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management.

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