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DALI standard IEC 62386

IEC 62386 - the international standard for DALI technology

Overview of IEC 62386

DiiA specifications

Status of different Parts of IEC 62386

Overview of IEC 62386

Role of IEC: 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 from the IEC. >> 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 (but not all) older Parts will be updated to DALI-2.

What is DiiA's role? DiiA develops testing procedures, known as test sequences, which enable companies to show compliance of their products with different Parts of the DALI-2 standard. The current status of test sequences is shown in the table below.

Our Timeline shows the planned priority for test-sequence development. >> Timeline

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.

 


DiiA specifications

DiiA recently finalized the following specifications, which are NOT currently incorporated into IEC 62386.

DALI Part 250 – Integrated Bus Power Supply DALI Part 251 – Memory Bank 1 Extension
AUX Power Supply DALI Part 252 – Energy Reporting
  DALI Part 253 – Diagnostics & Maintenance

>> More on DiiA specifications

 


Status of IEC 62386 Parts

The following Table was last updated in October 2018.

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

Amendment published May 2018

Updated test sequences released Aug 2018. >> News

DALI-2 certification possible for standalone bus power supplies, as well as bus power supplies integrated into control gear or control devices.

102 Control gear

DALI-2

Amendment published September 2018

Updated test sequences released Aug 2018. >> News

DALI-2 certification possible for LED drivers (with Part 207).

103 Control devices

DALI-2

Amendment published September 2018

n/a

Updated test sequences released Aug 2018. >> News

DALI-2 certification possible for both single-master and multi-master application controllers. 

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 - To be adapted for DALI-2, based on DALI version-1 tests
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 

(see News)

Awaiting IEC 62386 publication of the relevant 2xx functions to allow replacement of part 207 Ed1
208 Switching DALI version-1 -  
209 Colour control DALI version-1 No - DALI-2 test sequences in progress - see Timeline
More control-gear functions (Parts 2xx)

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 - DALI-2 test sequences in progress - see Timeline
302 Absolute input devices DALI-2 n/a - DALI-2 test sequences in progress - see Timeline
303 Occupancy sensors DALI-2 n/a - DALI-2 test sequences in progress - see Timeline
304 Light sensors DALI-2 n/a - DALI-2 test sequences in progress - see Timeline
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 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  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 -