DALI standard IEC 62386

IEC 62386 - the international standard for DALI technology

IEC 62386, the international DALI standard, is published in multiple Parts by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Published Parts of IEC 62386 can be purchased by visiting the IEC website.

The table below shows the status of different Parts of IEC 62386. Parts labelled as "in progress" are being developed by the IEC working group (WG11 of TC34) that is responsible for writing and maintaining IEC 62386.

What is DALI-2? DALI-2 is based on version 2 of IEC 62386, which includes control devices (Part 103 and Parts 3xx) for the first time. All new Parts of the standard will be published as DALI-2 versions. Some older Parts will be updated to DALI-2.

What is DiA's role? DiiA develops test-sequence software that enables companies to show compliance of their products with different Parts of the DALI-2 standard. The status of test sequences is also shown in the table below.

Creation of DALI-2 test sequences relies on input from DiiA members, and is influenced by member priorities and market demand. Some Parts of DALI version-1 are unlikely to be included in the DALI-2 certification program. 

General requirements

IEC 62386 part Description Status of published standard Available for DALI version-1 testing Available for DALI-2 certification Notes
101 System

DALI-2

Bus power supplies can be DALI-2 certified using Part 101 only.
102 Control gear DALI-2  
103 Control devices DALI-2 n/a Certification of single-master application controllers is possible. Multi-masters coming soon.
104 Wireless and alternative wired system In progress n/a -  
105 Firmware update In progress n/a -  

Parts 2xx - Specific requirements for control gear

IEC 62386 part Description Status of published standard Available for DALI version-1 testing Available for DALI-2 certification Notes
201 Fluorescent lamps DALI-2 -  
202 Self-contained emergency DALI version-1 In progress DALI-2 test sequences being written
203 HID lamps DALI version-1 -  
204 Low voltage halogen lamps DALI version-1 -  
205 Incandescent lamp dimmer DALI version-1 -  
206 Conversion to DC (0/1-10 V) DALI version-1 -  
207 LED modules DALI-2  DALI-2 test sequences are available, currently being improved.
208 Switching DALI version-1 -  
209 Colour control DALI version-1 No In progress DALI-2 test sequences being written
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Parts 3xx - Specific requirements for control / input devices

All Parts 3xx are, or will be, published as DALI-2 versions. These Parts were not included in DALI version-1. 

IEC 62386 part Description Status of published standard Available for DALI version-1 testing Available for DALI-2 certification Notes
301 Push buttons DALI-2 n/a In progress Test sequences being written.
302 Absolute input devices DALI-2 n/a In progress Test sequences being written.
303 Occupancy sensors DALI-2 n/a In progress Test sequences under review.
304 Light sensors DALI-2 n/a In progress Test sequences being written.
305 Colour sensor Future part n/a -  
307 Relative input devices In progress n/a -  
332 Input control devices - Feedback DALI-2 n/a -  
333 Manual Configuration DALI-2  n/a -  

Parts 2xx - Control gear functions

All Parts below are, or will be, published as DALI-2 versions. These Parts were not included in DALI version-1.

IEC 62386 part Description Status of published standard Available for DALI version-1 testing Available for DALI-2 certification Notes
216 Load referencing DALI-2 expected soon n/a -  
217 Thermal gear protection DALI-2 n/a -  
218 Dimming curve selection DALI-2 n/a -  
219 Power measurement In progress n/a -  
220 Centrally-supplied DC emergency operation In progress n/a -  
221 Load Shedding DALI-2 expected soon n/a -  
222 Thermal lamp protection DALI-2  n/a -  
223 Light-output compensation over lifetime In progress n/a -  
224 Integrated light source DALI-2 n/a -  
225 Colour Tc In progress n/a -  
226 Colour xy In progress n/a -