The Digital Addressable Lighting Interface, better known as the DALI protocol, is a common system for all lighting components, allowing them to be controlled digitally. With this system, all controllers, sensors, electronic control equipment and light fitting, work together.
This interface works as a master-slave structure, where information flows from the controller, which operates as a master, to the lighting equipment or other controllers that acts as slaves, executing the orders or answering to the information request received. The DALI information flow is bidirectional because, in addition to controlling the lighting level, it also allows you to obtain information about the device status.
With this professional lighting control interface, it is possible to turn on, off and adjust the light, as well as automate it, which allows you to control the luminous flux or colours and set the different lighting scenarios for each time of the day, taking better advantage of the natural light. With the DALI system, you can include presence or light sensors, allowing a more efficient installation because the light emitted by the luminaires will adapt to the existing room conditions.
This protocol allows you to encode individually the electronic control devices in digital format and assign them to more than one group at the same time. It can also store different lighting states and levels and has a feedback system with individual messages for each component to check the light fitting status.
The DALI system can be integrated with home automation systems, enabling numerous lighting solutions which, in addition to being easily planned and installed, have a far superior functionality than 1-10 V interfaces based systems.
Most Brilumen products are compatible with the DALI protocol. Our technical department is available to provide you the support required for the selected product installation.