HISTORIC BUILDINGS CANNOT BE TOUCHED
The interiors of historic buildings are often protected, making it difficult to add additional DALI infrastructure. Reconstruction or modification to such buildings must follow certain guidelines including minimising intervention and use of appropriate materials in a reversible manner. To avoid destruction of walls and limit modification, it is possible to use DALI PLC, which allows for full DALI communication across already installed mains cabling. Luminaires are equipped with a DALI driver, and original push buttons fit with a DALI PLC Coupler that facilitates control.
The modification of electrical and lighting infrastructures in big buildings can take several weeks. In the case of large shops and factories, this time equates to loss of profit and turnover due to closure. In order to minimise losses by decreasing the time it takes to perform the work, it is appropriate to use devices that can take as much advantage as possible of the infrastructure already in place. For this, DALI PLC is the ideal solution.
MIRACLES WITHOUT THE WORK
It is still quite rare to find DALI used in domestic applications. This is partly due to the price of devices, but mainly because modification of the electrical and lighting infrastructure of the house is time-consuming and costly. We are not talking here about new builds, where the architect plans the installation of a DALI infrastructure into the construction as part of home automisation, but about older buildings that are still in use. In this case, much of the prohibitive work and cost involved in installation of a new DALI infrastructure can be mitigated by use of DALI PLC, where a small device is placed near switches, and a DALI driver attached to each luminaire. So simple. And it really works!