Helvar and DALI have been synonymous in the industry since the very beginning of DALI. The standardisation of lighting controls with DALI-2 is a significant moment for the lighting industry, just as, if not more so, than the standardisation of lighting with the original DALI standard. Helvar has a long history of innovation in DALI based controls; now, with DALI-2, it allows the company’s benefits and expertise to be brought into the DALI-2 offering. For its strong commitment to developing innovative solutions and leading the innovations of the lighting control industry, Helvar now certifies 21 DALI-2 products.
DALI-2 requires manufacturers to test and certify products ensuring standardised quality and device-to-device interoperability. Once certified, products are publicly listed on the DALI Alliance database to allow specifiers and others to validate the certified quality and specification of products.
DALI-2 is the first dedicated open protocol for lighting controls, and Helvar sees it as one of the key protocols for modern intelligent buildings. “We celebrate DALI-2 as the standardisation of what Helvar’s been offering for 20 years,” highlights Thet Oo, Director of Wired Solutions at Helvar. “It is validation for Helvar that we had the right recipe for successful solutions from the beginning, and we’d like to think we help set the template for the standardisation of controls on a DALI network. DALI-2 will make a great addition to the already successful Helvar Imagine Router Solution through products such as the upcoming flagship 950 Router.”