Bluetooth SIG and DiiA to accelerate IoT-enabled commercial lighting

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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG), and the DiiA, the global DALI alliance of companies from the lighting and sensor industries, are collaborating to accelerate the adoption of IoT-enabled commercial lighting systems.

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

“Combining Bluetooth mesh with DALI is a natural choice for the commercial lighting industry,” said Paul Drosihn, DiiA General Manager. “It enables sensor-rich lighting systems and will deliver powerful new IoT capabilities to building managers. This will include automated light-level and colour control, advanced luminaire performance monitoring including energy usage and predictive maintenance, as well as enhanced services such as asset tracking and indoor navigation.”

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 certified lighting devices including intelligent D4i luminaires. Bluetooth mesh, from the Bluetooth SIG, is a leading IoT standard for intelligent wireless lighting-control networks.

Through this collaboration, companies from both organisations will be able to bring 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.

“Commercial building owners around the world are being asked to improve energy efficiency while also enhancing the occupant experience,” said Mark Powell, CEO of the Bluetooth SIG. “The IoT-enabled intelligent lighting systems this collaboration enables promise to deliver the exact solution these building owners need.”