DALI standard - IEC 62386

DALI is a worldwide standard, specified by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). The DALI protocol is set out in the technical standard IEC 62386.

IEC 62386

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General requirements

  • 101: System
  • 102: Control gear
  • 103: Control devices

Particular requirements for control gear

  • 201: Fluorescent Lamps (Device type 0)
  • 202: Self-contained emergency lighting (device type 1)
  • 203: discharge lamps (excluding fluorescent lamps) (device type 2)
  • 204: Low voltage halogen lamps (device type 3)
  • 205: Supply voltage controller for incandescent lamps (device type 4)
  • 206: Conversion from digital signal into d. c. voltage (device type 5)
  • 207: LED modules (device type 6)
  • 208: Switching function (device type 7)
  • 209: Colour control (device type 8)

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