Bluetooth SIG and DiiA Collaborate to Accelerate IoT-enabled Commercial Lighting

May 28, 2020

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Organizations to specify standardized Bluetooth mesh interface for DALI lighting devices.

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and the DiiA announced a collaboration designed to accelerate the adoption of IoT-enabled commercial lighting systems.

The collaboration will enable the deployment of certified DALI-2 devices and intelligent D4i luminaires, with qualified Bluetooth mesh intelligent lighting-control networks. This collaboration brings together two leading and complementary IoT standards for commercial lighting.

IoT-enabled commercial lighting systems are comprised of two key components: IoT-enabled luminaires that include sensors and other devices, and an IoT-enabled lighting control system. DALI-2, from the DiiA, provides an ecosystem of lighting devices including intelligent D4i luminaires. Bluetooth mesh, from the Bluetooth SIG, is an IoT standard for intelligent wireless lighting-control networks. Through this collaboration, lighting-industry companies from both organizations are now bringing these two standards together by specifying a standard Bluetooth mesh interface for certified DALI-2 and D4i devices, enabling connectivity with qualified Bluetooth mesh lighting-control networks.

To help streamline the delivery of products to market, the Bluetooth SIG and DiiA are also working together to make it easier for vendors to complete both the Bluetooth product qualification and DALI-2 product certification processes necessary to ensure interoperability.

For more information, please visit www.bluetooth.com or www.digitalilluminationinterface.org

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