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DiiA & DALI in the media

News and articles from trade press and DiiA members

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Articles

Source Date Title
 

November 2019

独家专访 | Scott Wade: 解码 DALI-2 定义智能照明控制新形态
Exclusive Interview | Scott Wade: Decoding DALI-2 defines a new form of intelligent lighting control

To coincide with the DiiA China Summit 2019 (November 1 in Shanghai), media company First Design conducted an interview with DiiA's Scott Wade.

June 2019

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Intra-luminaire interfaces pave a path to a smart LED luminaire future

Standardization of an interface used to connect subsystems internal to a luminaire will allow SSL manufacturers an affordable path to delivering smart lighting, writes MAURY WRIGHT.

May/June 2019

Zhaga-D4i Certification Signals Plug-and-Play Interoperability

The new Zhaga-D4i certification program and logo indicates plug-and-play interoperability of luminaires, sensors and communication nodes, and represents an important collaboration between two major, innovative lighting-industry organizations, Zhaga and DiiA.

May 2019

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DiiA announces D4i extension to DALI for intra-luminaire smart SSL interface

Smart and connected luminaire architectures will benefit from a standardized version of DALI deployed internally between LED drivers and connectivity/sensor modules, and such a modular architecture offers flexibility in network options.
Author: Maury Wright

March/April 2019

DiiA’s Scott Wade interviewed in LED Professional magazine

The latest issue of LED Professional Review contains a detailed interview with DiiA's Scott Wade. Scott was invited to make a presentation at LpS 2018 about the founding of DiiA, and discussed measures that were taken to further develop the standard and its certification process and make the DALI concept future-proof with DALI-2.

LED Professional Symposium 2018 Sept 2018

DALI-2: Standardized, interoperable components and smart luminaires

By Scott Wade and Tim Whitaker, DiiA - Presented at LED Professional Symposium 2018

DALI-2 extends and enhances the strengths of DALI as a dedicated, standardized protocol for digital lighting control. For many years, the lighting community has installed DALI systems that are robust, scalable, cost-effective, reliable and flexible. But now, for the first time, DALI-2 has brought standardization to products such as sensors and other input devices, as well as application controllers, which are the “brains” of a DALI system. Furthermore, with its rigorous testing and verification procedures, the DALI-2 certification program from DiiA brings the promise of significantly-improved interoperability of products from different vendors.

BUILDINGS magazine

Aug 2018

New Applications for DALI Lighting Controls

By Robert Hick of RH Controls Consulting LLC

Sept 2017

DALI-2 boosts lighting control systems with certification, control devices, and improved interoperability

by Tim Whitaker and Scott Wade, DiiA

 

Member News and Projects

>> More detailed information on DALI-related Installations and Case Studies

Source Date Title

Automated Technology Company (ATC)

PROJECT NEWS

December 2019

The first KNX intelligent commercial building in the USA

As the HQ for ABB’s Industrial Automation USA division, this intelligent building needed to have the highest level of building automation available. The KNX protocol was used for all of the occupant/room level controls including LED lighting (with DALI) and HVAC. The project comprises 1197 KNX components, 3425 DALI interior lights, and 225 exterior lights including the parking lot and five ABB signs.

PROJECT NEWS

November 2019

Pilkington Automotive taps smart lights for space analysis

"Around 1,300 Maxos fusion luminaires from Signify illuminate the entire facility in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, and the sensors relay information about warehouse usage and conditions via a Zigbee wireless connection to a cloud data system...Chips also wirelessly relay information about light conditions (such as outages) and luminaire energy consumption, which they gather from DALI wires in the same trunk as the electricity wires. Pilkington additionally uses DALI for lighting control." 

>> Signify PR

DiiA NEWS

November 2019

 

DiiA starts D4i certification of LED drivers:

LEDs Magazine

LED Professional

MEMBER NEWS

November 2019

DEXAL LED driver for smartly connected lighting systems

"LED drivers enable the smooth interlinkage of luminaires with building management systems and the set-up of a smart luminaire infrastructure with integrated sensors and RF modules. Our product families provide access to a wealth of luminaire information and monitoring data in accordance with the DiiA standards Parts -251, -252 and -253."

Zumtobel

(LEDs Magazine)

PROJECT NEWS

November 2019

The sky’s the limit with Zumtobel luminaires at Aerospace Bristol Museum

"The system communicates via DALI, which means that each DALI luminaire can be used as an individually monitored emergency luminaire and can be controlled individually."

MEMBER NEWS

Nov 2019

Tridonic and NMB-Minebea-GmbH sign partnership agreement

"The partnership aims to provide integrated Smart City services. For this purpose, hardware and software from both partners will be aligned so that they can easily be operated as a single system...which will be based on an open standard and comply with Zhaga/DALI standards."

Honeywell

(Utilities Middle East)

MEMBER NEWS

Nov 2019

Honeywell launches advanced smart lighting system

"INNCOM DALI enhances guest experiences in hospitality settings by offering customizable scenes featuring color lighting and tunable white variable color temperature controls."

ABB

PROJECT NEWS

Oct 2019

Bauhaus Dessau Museum Uses ABB i-bus KNX for Safe and Smart Building Technology

"Using ABB’s DALI gateways all controllers, sensors and detectors can be integrated into one network. This enables programming and control of all lights in the building from the central control point."

B.E.G.

(Voltimum)

MEMBER NEWS

Oct 2019

DALI lighting control: Easily retrofitted

DiiA NEWS

Sept 2019

Demonstration at LpS Shows Zhaga-D4i's Plug-and-Play Interoperability of Streetlighting

DiiA NEWS

Sept 2019

SSL program news: D4i interoperability, and more

DiiA NEWS

Sept 2019

500th certified DALI-2 device added to DiiA database

DiiA NEWS

August 2019

DALI Summit 2019 Looks at DALI in Action, DALI with Wireless, and DALI in the Future

(LED Professional)

MEMBER NEWS

August 2019
 

Upowertek Launches DALI-2 Certified LED Drivers

"Upowertek began converting its existing DALI LED driver portfolio to DALI-2 from August 26, 2019, and more products will follow. The new driver with DALI-2 certification brings the promise of significantly improved multi-vendor interoperability as well as functionality compared to DALI version-1."

B.E.G.

(Voltimum)

MEMBER NEWS

August 2019

New multisensors for almost all applications

"The advantage of BMS multisensors over the classic connection of 24V multisensors is that the 2-wire DALI cable, which is often already available or planned for the lighting, can be used for the connection."

DiiA NEWS

August 2019

DALI-2 Certification of Sensors and Input Devices Is Now Underway

MEMBER NEWS

July 2019

LIGMAN joins DiiA as Community Member

B.E.G.

(Voltimum)

MEMBER NEWS

July 2019

DALI occupancy detector with HCL function for biodynamic light

MEMBER NEWS

June 2019

LOYTEC Input Devices achieve DALI-2 certification

LOYTEC electronics is proud to announce that its LDALI-BM2 Pushbutton Couplers and its LDALI-MS2 Multi-Sensors successfully passed the DALI-2 certification process. LOYTEC is one of the first companies in the world and the first supplier in Europe to successfully implement the recently available DALI-2 certification for DALI2 input devices.

MEMBER NEWS

June 2019

ABB Empowers Digital Lighting for Shijiazhuang Metro

"By installing DALI ballasts in lamps, single lamp control can be realized, and centralized management can be carried out. KNX can integrate DALI system, which is adopted by ABB i-bus® KNX, to realize digital lighting control."

>> See also an article in KNX Today

PRESS

June 2019

Lighting: Pros and Cons of using DALI with KNX for Homes

MEMBER NEWS

May 2019

Worlds first- 303 & 304 certified products

World First DALI-2 certified input device

(LEDs Magazine)

MEMBER NEWS

May 2019

ERP Power demonstrates world's smallest DALI-2 driver for indoor LED lighting applications

Bridgelux

(LEDs Magazine)

MEMBER NEWS

May 2019

Vesta® Flex Is Now Your Interoperable Lighting and Controls Solution
Kinglumi (LEDGear)

MEMBER NEWS

May 2019

Kinglumi Unveils TUV ENEC LED Independent Control Gear - LEDGear™ Including DALI-2

DiiA NEWS 

May 2019

Zhaga and DiiA Unveil Joint Zhaga-D4i Certification Program
Acuity Brands

MEMBER NEWS

May 2019

Acuity Brands Products Win Best of Category, Design Excellence Award During LIGHTFAIR® International 2019

"eldoLED® 75W LED driver product family won Best of Category in the Ballasts, Transformers, Drivers, Systems and Kits category. The fully programmable 75W driver family is capable of dim-to-0.1%, dim-to-warm and tunable white performance. All 75W drivers are UL Class P listed. Control options include 0-10V and DALI-2."

Enlighted

MEMBER NEWS

May 2019

Enlighted Expands IoT Platform Lighting Control Capabilities

"Enlighted’s sensor portfolio has expanded with the addition of new sensors supporting a dedicated two-wire interface...The sensor interface is compatible with the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI-2) specification and supports a broad portfolio of drivers worldwide."

OSRAM

(KNX Today)

MEMBER NEWS

May 2019

OSRAM Offers Professional Lighting Control with a Direct Connection to KNX

PRESS 

May 2019

DiiA announces D4i extension to DALI for intra-luminaire smart SSL interface
Elektronik

PRESS

May 2019

DALI-2-Zertifizierung erweitert: Standardisierung für IoT-fähige Leuchten

LED Professional

PRESS

May 2019

DiiA Introduces D4i Bringing Standardization to Intra-Luminaire DALI

TE Connectivity

(LEDs Magazine)

MEMBER NEWS

May 2019

TE Connectivity announces the new LUMAWISE Drive LED Holder Type Z50 – DALI-2 series for more attractive and compact solutions in track and spot lighting

Legrand

(Voltimum)

MEMBER NEWS

May 2019

Legrand launches uniquely adaptable lighting control system

LED Professional

LEDs Magazine

PRESS

April 2019

DiiA Holds DALI-2 Seminar at Lightfair International

DALI-2 seminar at Lightfair International

Virtual Extension Ltd

(LEDs Magazine)

MEMBER NEWS 

April 2019

VEmesh Wireless Extension to DALI (VEmesh D2D)

"A flexible solution for replacing all or part of the DALI wiring by wireless, VEmesh D2D is an excellent choice for a modern DALI-based LED luminaires’ system."

KNX Today

PRESS 

April 2019

Lighting Design: Why KNX Provides the Opportunity for Greater Things

"DALI gateways are proving to be the most powerful, combining the ease of deployment and compatibility of DALI with the power of KNX, all in a simple drop in ‘gateway’ that provides two-way communication."

(Voltimum)

MEMBER NEWS

April 2019

Light is networked: Versatile lighting control with DALI PROFESSIONAL KNX

"A DALI Pro KNX controls up to four DALI channels with up to 64 addresses and 50 sensors each. To implement larger projects, four devices are combined to a control system via LAN."

MEMBER NEWS

March 2019

zencontrol DALI-2 Power supply receives DiiA certification

(Voltimum)

MEMBER NEWS

March 2019

Modern office lighting solutions: The new variety of LED ceiling luminaires

"The IndiviLED luminaire family consists of LED panel, suspended and ceiling luminaires. It comes in five functional varieties, including dimmable with DALI control gears, and controllable with an integrated DALI daylight sensor (excluding the panel version). "

MEMBER NEWS

March 2019

Third-generation outdoor drivers now with NFC interface

MEMBER NEWS

Feb 2019

Osram Launches Digital Tunable White System

"[Osram has launched] a digital tunable white (TW) system based on DALI designed for human centric lighting (HCL) applications in educational, commercial office and healthcare settings."

MEMBER NEWS

Feb 2019

Casambi works with OSRAM DEXAL to boost wireless lighting within smart buildings

"Once connected to Casambi’s wireless control platform, OSRAM’s DEXAL LED drivers enable bi-directional communication based on the DALI protocol."

EFORE

(LEDs Magazine)

MEMBER NEWS

Feb 2019

EFORE to Introduce New 1500 W 3-Channel LED Driver at Strategies in Light 2019

"HELIOS [is] a 1500W constant-current DALI-2/DMX-capable LED driver, with 3 independent output channels and IP 66 enclosure, suitable for stadium, tunnel, horticulture, wide area lighting and TV/Broadcasting applications."

MEMBER NEWS

Feb 2019

LED drivers with DALI power supply

"The integrated DALI power supply (po4a) on the 16 mm versions allows easy integration of sensors without the need for additional DALI lines."

PRESS

January 2019

Zhaga and DiiA Agree Joint Certification Program for a Smart Luminaire Interface

(Lux Review)

PROJECT NEWS

January 2019

Saint Peter’s is transformed with LED lighting

"The DALI-controlled luminaires are in turn connected to the Vatican’s KNX building control system."

>> More details on our Projects page.

PROJECT NEWS

January 2019

The Utility Case for Smart Street Lighting

Thorn Lighting

(LEDs Magazine)

PROJECT NEWS

January 2019

Thorn delivers the perfect lighting solution for Crossrail Abbey Wood Station

"DALI controls have been used throughout."

PROJECT NEWS

January 2019

Moscow’s office lighting with a twist

"The system then uses advanced algorithms to control the DALI-dimmable luminaires and the custom roller window blinds to maximise visual comfort and minimise energy use. Each fitting uses RGBW LED technology to allow infinite scenes. In total, there are 3,500 luminaires representing pixels."

Holophane (Acuity Brands)

PROJECT NEWS

January 2019

Curl Aberdeen: Lighting Fit for Champions

"To avoid using complicated controls, the rink uses the Holophane Holos Air Lite system. This is based on the wireless EnOcean technology protocol. A simple wall switch, which doesn’t require any mains power, sends a signal wirelessly to the DALI connected node on the luminaires. No extra wiring is required to dim the luminaires."

PROJECT NEWS

December 2018

Versatile light for Kunsthalle Mannheim

"We opted for lighting panels integrated in the ceiling. We could then do without light sources as objects in the room, leaving the clear minimalist architecture of the cubes unimpaired. DALI lighting control is used for dimming and switching the ceiling panels."

>> More details on our Projects page.

PRESS

December 2018

When will I be able to buy certified DALI-2 sensors?

MEMBER NEWS

Nov 2018

GRE Alpha Announces DALI Testing Accreditation

(LED Professional)

MEMBER NEWS

Nov 2018

Lighting Scenes at the Touch of a Button - Tunable White System for Downlights

PROJECT NEWS

November 2018

How RocketSpace blasted into the UK’s top office projects

"All lighting was DALI-dimmable using the Ligo lighting-control system, allowing the end user to have the ability to control zones of lighting."

ABB

(Voltimum)

MEMBER NEWS

Nov 2018

ABB at LuxLive to demonstrate lifetime compliance for emergency lighting

PRESS

November 2018

What is DALI-2?

What is intra-luminaire DALI?

KNX Today

PRESS

Nov 2018

The Flexibility of KNX with External DALI and SMI Systems
Thorn Lighting

PROJECT NEWS

Oct 2018

Thorn illuminates world’s longest sea bridge

Thorn secured two of the three lighting contracts for the world’s longest sea bridge, the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, a 115.9 billion yuan (EUR14.7 billion) project. Thorn’s products illuminate the two artificial islands at the east and west of the crossing, and the tunnel that leads to the bridge from Hong Kong. Thorn's Hong Kong team secured the tunnel lighting contract using 6000 of Thorn’s GTLED Entry and GT58 luminaires with DALI drivers to light a one-kilometre tunnel.

WEBCAST PREVIEW 

October 2018

Webcast will address details and use cases of DALI-2 in smart SSL systems

MEMBER NEWS

October 2018

Philips unveils generation three of TrustSight (Lux magazine, Jan 2019)

Philips launch easy to design-in, programmable emergency lighting driver TrustSight Gen3 (Voltimum)

PRESS

October 2018

DALI Specifications from DiiA Enable Intelligent, Connected LED Luminaires

PRESS 

October 2018

DALI specifications from DiiA enable intelligent, connected LED luminaires

MEMBER NEWS

Sept 2018

Ledvance DALI High Bay Luminaires Provide Further Energy Savings
Kinglumi Co., Ltd

MEMBER NEWS

Sept 2018

Kinglumi launches the one4all types of DALI-2 standard LED drivers

BUILDINGS magazine

PRESS

August 2018

New Applications for DALI Lighting Controls

By Robert Hick of RH Controls Consulting LLC

MEMBER NEWS

July 2018

Helvar Launches LOOP SELV60 LED Driver Series

Design Products
& Applications
(article by WAGO)

PRESS

May 2018

Smashing the ceiling: How to break free of DALI technical limits

PRESS 

April 2018

Human-centric lighting boosts productivity in this Prague office building

CP Electronics

MEMBER NEWS

April 2018

Extended range of PIR presence detectors gives greater flexibility for DALI networks

Nordic Automation Systems

MEMBER NEWS

April 2018

A new era in smart street lighting
KNX Today

PRESS

April 2018
 

Theben Introduces DALI Gateway KNX plus for Infinitely Variable Coloured and White Light Control

MEMBER NEWS

March 2018

LTECH Join DiiA Alliance, Multi mode dimming driver passed DALI official certification

LED Professional

Photonics Media

PRESS 

March 2018

DiiA and Zhaga Start Cooperation on IoT Solutions for Lighting

DiiA, Zhaga Collaborate on IoT Lighting

Hidden Wires

PRESS

March 2018

Lutron debuts multiple products at Light + Build 2018

MEMBER NEWS 

Jan 2018

eldoLED drivers DALI-2 certified: First four ECOdrive drivers passed DALI-2 certification

zencontrol

MEMBER NEWS

Jan 2018

Pushing forward with DALI-2

PRESS

Jan 2018

Helvar adds touch-wheel for circadian lighting control

MEMBER NEWS 

Nov 2017

LOYTEC's LDALI-PWR4-U Is World’s First DALI-2 Certified Bus Power Supply

MEMBER NEWS

Nov 2017

DALI vs. DALI-2: Why You Must Know the Difference

MEMBER NEWS

October 2017

OSRAM launches DALI-2 certified LED drivers

MEMBER NEWS 

Oct 2017

Lutron Launches World’s First Certified DALI-2 Lighting Control Solution

PRESS 

Sept 2017

Helvar to Launch the World's First DALI-2 Certified LED Driver

ARTICLE

Sept 2017

DALI-2 boosts lighting control systems with certification, control devices, and improved interoperability

MEMBER NEWS

Sept 2017

Helvar is the first in the world to launch DALI-2 certified LED driver

PRESS

Sept 2017

DALI-2 certification launch brings improved interoperability to DALI lighting-control systems
PRESS
July 2017
DiiA acquires DALI trademarks

PRESS

June 2017

DiiA acquires DALI trademarks
PRESS
June 2017
DiiA members use DALI-2 logo on certified products, signifying improved interoperability and enhanced functionality

MEMBER NEWS

May 2017

MEAN WELL participated in DiiA and join forces to develop DALI standard program

PRESS NEWS

April 2017

DiiA expands as momentum builds for DALI version-2 certification program