World’s first DALI-2 certified emergency exit sign
Ektor continues to lead the emergency lighting market, with the world’s first DALI-2 certified maintained exit sign: Mercury Professional 24m.
What is DALI?
A widely used industry standardised protocol for lighting control, DALI enables digital control. Compliance with DALI standards ensures that products function as expected, delivering a consistent experience through the system’s life cycle.
DALI-2 certification builds on DALI-1, with more rigorous testing requirements, and results validated by the DALI Alliance (DiiA), with certified products listed on its product database. A strong focus of DALI-2 is backward compatibility and interoperability of products across suppliers, giving increased freedom, availability and choice for installers and customers.
INTEROPERABILITYDALI-2 certified products deliver improved operability across suppliers.
TESTING PROCEDURESMore rigorous testing requirements for DALI-2 certification.
VALIDATION & IMPROVEMENTRegular member events for product interoperability and sequence testing.
Before a product can be DALI-2 certified, it must be tested against comprehensive functional and durational criteria based on the international standard IEC62386.
Identifying edge case discrepancies in reference to Emergency Type C devices, Ektor worked with the DiiA Technical Director to verify, test, and update the DiiA sequences. The Mercury 24m emergency exit sign was tested to IEC62386 (Part 101 Edition 2, Part 102 Edition 2, and Part 202 Edition 1), which ensures compliance when used with a DALI-2 control system.
“At Ektor, we are on a mission to offer value to our customers through continuous innovation and working with the DiiA is a big part of that. We are so excited to announce that we are the first company internationally to achieve DALI-2 certification for emergency exit signage,” said Joshua Newell, Managing Director of Evolt. “We believe DALI is the protocol of choice for smart emergencies and look forward to bringing more DALI-2 products to market in the near future.”
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