DALI Relays – A Leap Forward not Backwards

DALI relays can be a life saver on some projects

With just about every type of light source – fluro, LED, emergency, LV and even incandescent – having suitable DALI control gear available, why would you ever need to use a  DALI Relay?

Why use DALI Relays


  • Integrate existing non-dimmed light fittings in a refurbishment project
  • Control new non DALI light fittings that the client ‘just has to have’
  • Circuits of car park lighting
  • Circuits of exterior lights
  • Circuits of path lighting
  • Exhaust fans in Bathrooms, Laundries and Meeting Rooms
  • Ceiling sweep fans
  • Fountain pumps
  • Non-dimmed chandeliers

All of these can be incorporated into a building’s DALI Lighting Control System using a DALI Relay.

While DALI does give you the potential to control down to an individual light, sometimes all that is needed is a simple on/off command to a non-DALI load.

Using DALI Relays: Things to Consider


  1. What is the rating of the load? Check the rating of the DALI relay for the type of load – Incandescent, Fluro, Motor etc
  2. One DALI Short Address in a DALI Relay channel can turn on a circuit of luminaires
  3. Where are you going to mount the DALI Relay? Sometimes it’s more convenient and economical to locate it near to the load rather than back in the switchboard!

DALI relays aren’t a step backwards – they can be a leap forward in providing completely integrated DALI Lighting Control Systems.


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