L-DALI: CEA-709/DALI Controllers

CEA-709
DALI-2
Modbus
OPC XML-DA
OPC UA
EnOcean
SMI
Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN)
LTE
Alarming (Alarm Management)
Scheduling
Trending (Historic Data Logging)
IoT
E-mail Notification
SMS Notification
Ethernet (Ethernet Switch)
Gateway Function
Local Connection
Global Connection
Local Manual Operation
Network Security
Remote Access
Web Server for Device Configuration
VNC (Virtual Network Computing)
Mathematical Functions
Backup / Restore
LWEB-900 Integrated Building Management System
LWEB-802/803 Visualization
UL Recognized Product

L‑DALI Controllers are multifunctional devices combining constant light control, sunblind control, and gateway functions between LonMark and DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) systems. With Alarming, Scheduling, Trending, and e-mail notification (AST™) the L‑DALI Controller is a perfect solution for DALI lighting systems and for a smooth DALI integration into LonMark Systems.

DALI Network Interface

L-DALI Controllers act as a DALI-Master in the DALI network and can interact with DALI-2 multi-sensors and buttons in Multi-Master mode.The L-DALI lineup for LonMark Systems features 1, 2, or 4 independent DALI channels. Up to 64 DALI or DALI-2 based luminaries per DALI channel can be controlled individually or via 16 groups. All luminaries are monitored for lamp or ballast defect. In addition up to 64 DALI-2 input devices are supported per DALI channel. Each input device can be equipped with push buttons, sliders, occupancy and light sensors.

Built-In DALI Bus Power Supply

All L-DALI models come with a built-in DALI bus power supply. The LDALI-3E101-U and the LDALI-3E102-U can supply each DALI channel with a guaranteed supply current of 230 mA, the LDALI-3E104-U can supply 116 mA per channel. In case of the LDALI-3E104-U an external DALI bus power supply can be added to top up the supply current to 232 mA. External power supplies are available for up to four DALI channels. The internal DALI bus power can be switched on and off via web interface or LCD UI. Thanks to the switching power supply, these devices can handle input voltages from 85 – 240 V AC, 50/60 Hz.

LonMark TP/FT‑10 or Ethernet/IP‑852 Connection

The L‑DALI Controllers provide connectivity in LonMark Systems through IP‑852, or TP/FT‑10 as well as data exchange through Global Connections. They support comprehensive AST™ functionality (Alarming, Scheduling, and Trending) with e‑mail notification. Full L‑WEB integration is supported as well. The L‑DALI Controllers are equipped with two Ethernet ports including a built-in Ethernet switch.

IoT Integration

The IoT function (Node.js) allows connecting the system to almost any cloud service, either for uploading historical data to analytics services, delivering alarm messages to alarm processing services or operating parts of the control system over a cloud service (e.g., scheduling based on Web calendars or booking systems). Processing Internet information such as weather data in forecast-based control is also possible. Finally, the JavaScript kernel also allows implementing serial protocols to non-standard equipment.

Local Operation and Override

The L‑DALI Controllers come with a built-in backlit display (128x64) and a jog dial for local operation and override. Using the local operation, maintenance tasks (DALI device replacement, burn-in mode, etc.) can be executed without the need of any software tool.

Constant Light Control

The integrated Constant Light Controller (LonMark Functional Profile #3050) allows controlling local DALI ballasts and luminaires via the CEA‑709 network. It supports various lighting control strategies, presence and lux level based. Several parameters can be used to configure the Constant Light Controller for almost any use case.

Sunblind Control with Constant Light Control Interaction

The integrated Sunblind Controller (LonMark Functional Profile #6111) allows intelligent controlling of blinds connected via SMI (requires LSMI-804) or the CEA‑709 network. It offers effective sun and anti-glare protection through active slat control and slat adjustment according to the sun position. Energy efficiency is ensured by linking room occupancy with sun protection. If a room is unoccupied, the L‑DALI Controller opens or closes the sunblinds depending on the thermal requirements. This allows for instance to use the heat of the sun for heating in winter while in summer, the heat from the sun is reduced by the closed blinds to reduce the cooling load.

Optionally, the sunblind and light control applications of a room or an area can be linked together. As both applications control the light available in the room this holistic approach assures maximum comfort and energy efficiency.

In addition to the constant light and sunblind control, any mathematical calculation and function or logical operation (Boolean algebra) can be created on the device and process all available data points.

Device Configuration via Tool or Web Interface

The device configuration, commissioning, and parameterization is done either with the configuration tool software (used as stand-alone tool or as LNS® plug-in) or via the integrated web server.

EnOcean, OPC and Modbus

Wireless EnOcean sensors and buttons can be integrated via the optional L‑ENO EnOcean interface. To use the L‑DALI with an existing SCADA solution all runtime values and parameters can be accessed via OPC (XML/DA and UA) and Modbus TCP.

Advanced DALI Functions

  • DALI Sensors
    The L‑DALI Controllers support the integration of DALI-2 multi-sensors for presence detection and light level recognition. In addition to the LOYTEC DALI-2 multi-sensor LDALI‑MS2/MS2-BT/MS4-BT, DALI-2 sensors of many wellknown manufacturers can be used.
  • DALI Buttons
    For manual operation, DALI-2 push button couplers, like the LDALI-BM2, DALI-2 operation panels, and IR remote controls can be integrated into the system. Their functionality can be configured individually. In addition to controlling lighting via DALI (dimming, scene recall, etc.) and sunblinds via SMI (up, down, etc.), button press events can be propagated in the building network, triggering other, non-lighting related building automation functions. Support of feedback feature for pushbutton instances according to IEC 62386-332 is provided.
  • DALI Relay Modules
    Standard loads in the power grid can be controlled via DALI using DALI relay modules, like the LDALI-RM3, LDALI-RM4 and LDALI-RM8.
  • DALI Color Control
    The L-DALI allows controlling DALI luminaires with colour control functionality (DT8). Both, tunable white (Tc) and full RGB color control (RGBWAF and xycoordinate) are supported. Light color can either be changed automatically, via manual operation (e.g. buttons) or via the network.
  • Auto Burn-In for Fluorescent Lamps
    Fluorescent lamps must be operated about 100 hours with 100 % brightness before they may be dimmed. This burn-in process is monitored by L‑DALI for each lamp. After 100 hours burn-in time, the lamp’s constant light control is enabled.
  • Automatic Test of Emergency Lighting Systems
    In DALI emergency lighting systems based on IEC 62386-202, L-DALI can be used for testing the system. The results can be logged.
  • Collection of important Operational Parameters
    For maximum transparency in the lighting system, L‑DALI can record the operating hours of each lamp and also the energy consumption (calculated).
  • DALI Device Replacement made easy
    Defective DALI ballasts can easily be replaced directly on the L‑DALI Controller (LCD and jog dial) or via the web interface. No software tool is necessary.

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LonMark Interface

The L-DALI Controller maps information from the DALI network to Network Variables (NVs) to control DALI ballasts or display operating states including DALI sensor occupancy and lux level information. L-DALI Controller for LonMark Systems can be connected either to an Ethernet/IP channel (LonMark IP-852) or a TP/FT 10 channel. The provided static NV interface includes the following profiles:

  • Lamp Actuator #3040
  • Light Sensor #1010
  • Occupancy Sensor #1060
  • Constant Light Controller #3050
  • Sunblind Controller #6111
  • Open Loop Sensor (button) #1

All data points are available in a tree structure on the integrated web server to be displayed or set using a web browser.

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Features

  • DALI integration into LonMark Systems
  • Supports up to 64 DALI ballasts and 16 DALI groups per DALI channel
  • Supports up to 64 input devices overall per channel
  • Up to 16 DALI sensors per DALI channel are supported
  • Up to 64 DALI button modules per DALI channel are supported
  • Integrated DALI bus power supply
  • Manual operation using the jog dial and local access to information about device status and data points in clear text and symbols
  • 128x64 graphic display with backlight
  • Built-in web server for device configuration
  • Test and assignment of DALI devices via the web interface
  • Replacement of DALI devices without additional software tools via LCD and jog dial
  • Supports the control of standard loads in the power grid via LDALI-RM3 Relay Modules
  • Integrated Constant Light Controller
  • Integrated Sunblind Controller
  • Supports DALI-2 devices (drivers and input devices)
  • DALI‑2 certified (compliant with IEC 62386‑101 and IEC 62386‑103)
  • Support DALI color control (DT8 tunable white & full color control)
  • Supports lamp burn-in mode
  • Supports periodic testing of DALI emergency lights
  • Integrated DALI Protocol Analyzer
  • Compliant with CEA‑709, CEA‑852 and ISO/IEC 14908-1 standard (LonMark System)
  • Network connection either with TP/FT‑10 or IP‑852 (CEA‑852 Ethernet)
  • Alarming, Scheduling, and Trending (AST™) locally or embedded in L‑WEB (building management)
  • Node.js support for easy IoT integration (e.g. Google calendar, Alexa & friends, multimedia equipment,…)
  • Event-driven e-mail notification
  • Supports Local and Global Connections
  • Stores customized graphical pages
  • Visualization of customized graphical pages through LWEB‑900 (building Management), LWEB‑803 (Monitoring and Control), or LWEB‑802 (Web Browser)
  • Stores user-defined project documentation
  • Dual Ethernet/IP interface
  • Built-in OPC XML‑DA and OPC UA server
  • Modbus TCP (Master or Slave)
  • Supports SMI (Standard Motor Interface) through LSMI-804
  • Connection to EnOcean wireless devices via LENO‑80x Interface Supports WLAN through LWLAN‑800 Interface
  • Supports LTE through LTE‑800 Interface
  • Configurable Bluetooth beacons and services: indoor navigation, asset tracking (requires LIC-ASSET license) and access to LWEB-900 room control solution

Tutorials

L-DALI 7.4 Release Tutorial - Features of the new DALI Release

This video provides a detailed overview on the new features of the latest firmware release.

Features of L-INX 7.6 Release [LINX 7.6]

This video presents several features of the new firmware release.

L-DALI: CEA-709/DALI Controllers Products


LDALI-3E101-U
LDALI-3E101-UCEA‑709/DALI Controller for IP-852 (Ethernet), 1 DALI channel, integrated DALI power supply
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LDALI-3E102-U
LDALI-3E102-UCEA‑709/DALI Controller for IP-852 (Ethernet), 2 DALI channels, integrated DALI power supply
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LDALI-3E104-U
LDALI-3E104-UCEA‑709/DALI Controller for IP-852 (Ethernet), 4 DALI channels, integrated DALI power supply
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LIC-ASSET
LIC-ASSETLIC-ASSET, Add-on Software License to activate asset tracking (for LDALI-ME20x-U, LDALI-3E10x-U, LDALI-PLCx, LROC-400, LROC-401, LIOB-AIR20, LIOB-591)
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LDALI-PWR1-U
LDALI-PWR1-UDALI Power Supply for 1 DALI channel, 50mA (expected availability Q1 2023)
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LDALI-PWR2-U
LDALI-PWR2-U

DALI-2 power supply, 85-240 V, 50/60 Hz, Output: 2 x 16 VDC, 116 mA (DALI bus)

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LDALI-PWR4-U
LDALI-PWR4-U

DALI-2 power supply, 85-240 V, 50/60 Hz, Output: 4 x 16 VDC, 116 mA (DALI bus)

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LDALI-MS2
LDALI-MS2DALI-2 multi-sensor (presence detection, lux sensor, IR receiver, temperature sensor, humidity sensor, 3 digital inputs)
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LDALI-MS2-BT
LDALI-MS2-BTDALI-2 multi-sensor (presence detection, illuminance sensor, IR receiver, temperature sensor, humidity sensor, 3 digital inputs, Bluetooth), up to 12 m mounting height
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LDALI-MS4-BT
LDALI-MS4-BTDALI multi-sensor (presence detection, illuminance sensor, IR receiver, temperature sensor, humidity sensor, 3 digital inputs, Bluetooth, flat lens), up to 5 m mounting height
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L-RC1
L-RC1

Infrared remote control for room automation applications

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LDALI-RM5
LDALI-RM5DALI Relay Module 10 A, Analog Interface 1 – 10 V
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LDALI-RM6
LDALI-RM6DALI Relay Module 10 A, Analog Interface 1 – 10 V, “spud-mount”
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LDALI-RM8
LDALI-RM8

DALI Relay Modul, 8 channel

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LSMI-804
LSMI-804Standard Motor Interface for 64 motors, 4 SMI channels via USB
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LWLAN-800
LWLAN-800

Wireless LAN Interface IEEE 802.11bgn

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LENO-800
LENO-800

EnOcean Interface 868 MHz Europe

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LENO-801
LENO-801EnOcean Interface 902 MHz USA/Canada
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LENO-802
LENO-802

EnOcean Interface 928 MHz Japan

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LTE-800
LTE-800

LTE Interface

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LDALI-PD1
LDALI-PD1DALI Phase-Cut Dimmer Module
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LDALI-PWM4
LDALI-PWM4PWM module, DALI, 4 x 3 A LED outputs, 24 V DC ext.
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LDALI-PWM4-RGBW
LDALI-PWM4-RGBWPWM module RGBW, DALI, 4 x 3 A LED outputs, 24 V DC ext. (expected availablity Q1 2022)
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LDALI-PWM4-TC
LDALI-PWM4-TCPWM module tunable white, DALI, 4 x 3 A LED outputs, 24 V DC ext. (expected availability Q1 2022)
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