In a world where lighting management components manufacturers are constantly working to get the upper hand in innovation, collaboration, not competition, can be a great push forward. Protocols and standardization organizations like the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) are helping to create a space in which components can work together to create stronger, more efficient LED lighting systems. GRE Alpha is at the forefront of such innovations, creating and offering DALI-compliant products that will help push the LED lighting movement into new spaces.
DALI is known as the “true standard for professional digital lighting and lighting control.” A protocol set out in the technical standards of IEC 62386, DALI includes a list of parameters to be considered. These parameters include brightness and glare, color control, color rendering, light color and presence sensing, among many, many other criteria.
DALI offers the only“open standard” to promote uniformity and interoperability with a range of system components, enabling systems to utilize DALI-compliant components from many different suppliers. The uniformity involved in DALI products allows companies to manufacture different elements of a system, and each element seamlessly works to support the other pieces.
Because DALI’s purpose is to ensure the right quality of light in any given application setting, it is becoming increasingly important for building management systems. Leading lighting companies are launching DALI-compliant solutions for building management to offer better solutions for consumers. In fact, one such lighting company, Philips Lighting, recently listed the GRE Alpha DALI dimming module on its website. For a comprehensive list of DALI products on the market, visit DALI’s Product Finder page.
Two of GRE Alpha’s products can be easily paired with existing lighting systems to upgrade them to DALI protocol compliance. These products include the SLD-DIM DALI and GLD-DIM-DALI dimming modules.
The SLD-DIM DALI dimming module offers wide-range DC input (8 to 48V), DALI control input, integrated strain relief and terminal cover, spring-loaded terminals for easy installation, 255 dimming levels, zero to 100 percent dimming range, duplicate terminals for parallel connection and up to 97 percent efficiency. The SLD-DIM DALI is Class 1 and Class 2 UL-listed, as well as FCC Class B and SELV. Designed to meet the newest standards in DALI lighting control protocol, the dimmer provides flexibility and ease-of-use for smart home lighting automation projects.
Similarly, the GLD-DIM-CC DALI Dimming Module boasts constant output for dimming strips and linear lighting, add-on for GLV series independent type, easy snap-on to GLV independent type LED drivers, wide range DC input (10 to 48V), zero to 100 percent dimming range, switch and DALI versions (0-10V and 1-10V), spring-loaded terminal for easy installation in luminaires and up to 97 percent efficiency.
The SLD-DALI supports constant voltage LED lighting products, whereas the GLD-DIM-CC DALI supports constant current. Additionally, the GLD-DIM-CC DALI comes with current selectable output of 350mA, 500mA, 700mA and 1050mA.
As a member of the DALI organization, GRE Alpha offers DALI-compliant products that pair well with most DALI systems on the market. Several GRE Alpha products and solutions support the DALI, including the Six-in-One Dimming Module and the Seven-in-One Dimming Module.
The GRE Alpha Six-in-One LED Dimming Module offers a multi-colored status LED indicator, user-adjustable linear or logarithmic dimming transfer functions, integrated strain relief and terminal cover, spring-loaded terminals for easy installation, dimming controls (switch, 0-10V, 1-10V, VR, DALI and PWM), zero to 100 percent dimming range, wide range DC input (8 to 48V), 97 percent efficiency and up to 1023 dimming channels for high resolution smooth dimming.
GRE Alpha’s Seven-in-One Dimming Module is a single channel, 240W constant voltage dimming module that provides full-range, zero to 100 percent, high resolution dimming performance for constant voltage LED dimming applications. Flexible and easy-to-install, the unit comes with a multi-colored LED indicator, integrated strain relief cover and linear or logarithmic dimming characteristics that can be set for a wide variety of dimming applications. Each Seven-in-One Dimming Module comes with a built-in thermal shutdown with auto restart and overload protection.
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