The announcement in late spring 2020 of a collaboration between Bluetooth SIG and DiiA (Digital Illumination Interface Alliance) to develop specifications for a standardized Bluetooth mesh interface for DALI-2 and D4i devices, which will enable connectivity with wireless Bluetooth mesh networks, highlights the growing recognition that interoperability is key to connected lighting solutions in today’s and tomorrow’s marketplace.
This session will explore three prominent interoperability standards: Bluetooth mesh for wireless communication interoperability; Zhaga for mechanical and electrical interoperability, and DALI for intra-luminaire communication interoperability. The presenter will examine each of these standards and how lighting infrastructures can incorporate each level of interoperability to add complementary functionality and extend capabilities beyond lighting to other value-added services.
Finally, the presenter will review some early projects that incorporate significant interoperability aspects and explore the lessons learned from these projects.
Total AIA CEU Credits: 1.5 (must attend all three Lighting Controls sessions)