Dilitronics adds DALI-compliant switching, dimming and controlling functions

November 22, 2012 // By Christoph Hammerschmidt
LED specialist dilitronics GmbH has expanded its product range by three new DALI interfaces. The command-addressable interfaces serve to dim and call up light scenarios as well as integrate conventional electronic components into the DALI system. Thus, the new components facilitate the installation of DALI systems.

With switchDOT and motionDOT, dilitronics now provides two different interfaces for easy integration of standard switches as well as motion detectors into DALI networks. In addition, the sceneDOT makes it possible to save and recall up to four different light scenarios. The receiving components are selected with a rotary switch. All interfaces are suited for indoor and outdoor application and powerthemselves via the DALI bus. Thanks to the multi-controller function, multiple modules can be applied jointly in a DALI network.

These interfaces are small enough to fit into the flush-mounting box. Thus, almost all types of switches, motion sensors or relays can be used for installation, the company claims. Existing control elements are upgraded to an addressable DALI switch this way.

The switchDOT is equipped with four switch inputs, e.g. for connection of a double rocker switch. It sends switching and dimming commands to an individual DALI address, a DALI group as well as in the shape of a broadcast and allows the user to control individual lamps or a group of lamps directly.

The motionDOT also transmits the switching signal of a motion or presence sensor to DALI groups or as a broadcast and integrates these standard sensors effortlessly into DALI networks. A standby level can also be preselected to which the receiver is dimmed down again once the switching signal of the motion sensor has expired. This allows comfortable and inexpensive installation of a basic security lighting system.

The sceneDOT allows you to save up to four light scenarios. A long push of the button saves the current illumination scenario, and a brief push of the button calls it up again. In doing so, the sceneDOT sends its switching commands to a group of lamps or as a broadcast.

All interfaces are also available as lite versions. Programming is omitted here, because the commands are exclusively sent as broadcasts. This simplifies the configuration of the DALI system for