The Gira KNX DALI gateway Plus is the interface between the KNX installation in the building and a digital DALI lighting system. It thus networks two of the most important standards for building control. As a digital alternative to the usual 1-10 V technology, the device, with its many intelligent functions, offers the same convenience as complex bus systems – and yet is much easier and less expensive to install. For example a normal 5-wire NYM cable, which is often already present in the existing electrical installation, can be used both for the power supply and the bus wiring. What’s more, far fewer control components are needed than in a conventional 1–10 V system: The Gira KNX DALI gateway Plus enables extremely flexible addressing so that the connected devices can be controlled either individually or as part of one or more groups. In total, it is possible to switch on/off or dim a maximum of 64 lights in up to 32 groups. Groups are assigned independently of their wiring, meaning that they can be changed at any time.
Compared with its predecessor, the Gira KNX DALI gateway, the Gira KNX DALI gateway Plus offers enhanced functionality, which allows a great deal of freedom in designing individual lighting concepts. A large variety of dynamic sequences and light effects can be saved and called up. And room-based lighting control can be integrated into KNX building management – for open-plan offices, production halls, conference rooms, display windows, and many other scenarios. The device also boasts an expanded scene control function – lights and light groups can be integrated into up to 16 light scenes. Up to 16 effects, each with 16 effect steps, permits even more flexibility: These effects enable extremely complex dynamic lighting moods to be created. The Gira KNX DALI gateway Plus additionally has a DIN 18015-2-compliant staircase and corridor function, and can also be integrated into a DALI emergency light system. The DALI devices can be configured either online or offline via the ETS plug-in.