Frankfurt am Main, 6 Dec 2012 – Controllable lighting systems are the key for energy saving in building and outdoor lighting installations with the additional benefit of increased comfort and safety. One of the best known solutions is DALI. DALI stands for ”Digital Adressable Lighting Interface” and identifies a digital interface for intelligent lighting management that is in international use across the lighting industry.
Due to the increasing demand in energy saving, lighting control systems like DALI will become much more important. With the aim of further optimisation in workflow and efficient standardisations as well as a well-defined focus on excellent performance of DALI based systems, the AG DALI confirmed a stronger organisational structure and a new wording. On November 23, the extraordinary general assembly stated new rules for the new working party DALI. The working party will act under the statutes of the German electrical and electronic manufacturers' association ZVEI based in Frankfurt am Main.
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First Prize went to Italy – Award ceremony staged at Light+Building trade show in Frankfurt am Main
Frankfurt. On Monday, 16 April, three winning projects were selected for the DALI Award 2012. Staged for the fourth time by activity group DALI, the award was presented at the Light+Building trade show in Frankfurt am Main. The projects submitted were rated by a jury on the basis of the following criteria: energy efficiency, innovations in technology and design, emotional effects (colour change possibilities, health and wellness applications), simplicity of installation, which is typical for DALI-systems, and installation saving costs.
The first prize went to the project „Cinema Lido di Venezia“ (Italy), submitted by Osram SpA. The jury was impressed by the extraordinary lighting atmosphere, the commendable use of the technical possibilities of the DALI system and the energy efficiency of the project. The installation combines modern luminaires, cutting edge fluorescent lamps and LED technology with a comfortable lighting management. The DALI system installed is designed for creating and controlling both static and dynamic lighting scenarios.
The second award was presented to Fifth Light Technology Ltd. (Canada) for their DALI application concerning the recently constructed „Corus Quay“-facility on Toronto’s eastern waterfront. The eight-storey glass clad structure takes full advantage of available daylight and was build to LEED Gold standards. The DALI lighting control system was designed to be flexible, adaptable and scalable.
The third award went to the DALI lighting installation at the Abu Dhabi campuses of Zayed University, submitted by Tridonic Middle East. Enhanced control for daylight and occupancy, significant cost savings and ease of configuration impressed the jury.
The award ceremony at the ZVEI lounge was attended by client representatives, lighting designers, architects and representatives of the companies that supplied the lighting equipment and realised the DALI applications. The awards were presented by DALI Chairman Hans-Peter Birkhofer assisted by Dr. Jürgen Waldorf, Managing Director of DALI and the ZVEI Product Division Lighting. The prize-winning projects and all of the 26 submitted projects are profiled on the DALI website – www.dali-ag.org.
The members of the Jury were Herbert Cybulska, President of PLDA, Hans-Peter Birkhofer und Dr. Jürgen Waldorf.
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The Winner of the DALI Award 2012