How and why to install DALI lighting controls – with flex7 & efixx

We recently partnered up with efixx to create a series of videos explaining what DALI is, the advantages of using DALI lighting controls and how to easily install them using our prefabricated lighting connection and control system.

It’s a common misconception that DALI based lighting control systems can be difficult to install and require complex wiring and/or programming. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Our prefabricated lighting control system can simply be plugged together on site, and any adjustments to light levels etc. that need to be made can be done using a setup remote control. Watch the videos below to find out more about DALI protocol, and how easy it can be to install DALI lighting controls if you choose the right system:

Unlock the Secret to Easy DALI Lighting Control Wiring

DALI Lighting control applications with flex7

The example below shows how simple it can be to install flex7 lighting controls utilising occupancy sensing with daylight linking to the window rows of the room.

flex7 applications PELV Occupancy & Daylight Linking to Window Luminaires

Control of the luminaires is via a flex7 plug-in sensor head operating at PELV. The 2 luminaires adjacent to the window are dimmable.

The luminaires are automatically switched on when movement is sensed. After the room is vacated the luminaires switch off when the timeout period has elapsed.

A second layer of control, in the form of daylight linking, is applied to the dimmable luminaires adjacent to the window. As the available natural light increases/decreases during the day, the window luminaires’ light output will also increase/decrease in order to maintain the optimum light level in that area of the room.

Installation time is dramatically reduced as everything plugs-in, meaning only the 4 conductors at the Distribution Box require on-site termination.

Note: emergency luminaires are tested via a hard-wired 230V key switch, often located in close proximity to the distribution board.

Wiring Diagrams flex7 Lighting Distribution Box
1 X Starter Distribution Box FSU08
1 X Sensor Kit FNS3400X
3 X Standard (on/off) Luminaire Leads FL3100LSHF5/W
1 X Maintained Emergency Luminaire Lead FL4100LSHF5/R
1 X Dimming Luminaire Lead FL5100LSHF5/B
1 X Dimming Maintained Emergency Luminaire lead FL6100LSHF5/R