DALI stands for Digital Addressable Lighting Interface and is a protocol set out in the technical standard IEC 62386.
In 2011 DALI share represented approx. 55% out of all dimmable fluorescent control gear in Europe (source: official statistics ZVEI - German electrics and electrical manufacturers' Association). This underlignes that DALI is clearly becoming the true standard for professional lighting in Europe. Also international regions recognise and show interest in the DALI technology.
The Digital Adressable Lighting Interface(DALI) is based on an international recognised IEC standard for intelligent and easy management of lighting equipment. The standard incorporates several parts that provide control and monitoring functionality for Ballasts, Emergency Gear and LEC gear; expanding to Lighting Controls in the near future.
Its digital simplicity and flexibility enables customers to create solutions that easy-to-use, robust, interoperable and above all affortable. DALI has proven its reliability for many years, and will continue to develop and support the growing demands for professional lighting.
DALI is a working party of ZVEI e.V. set up by leading international manufacturers in the field of digital lamp/luminaire control to promote DALI technology and applications.