Organisations specify standardised Bluetooth mesh interface

09-06-2020 | Bluetooth SIG | Lighting Technologies

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) and the DiiA is collaborating to accelerate the adoption of IoT-enabled commercial lighting systems.

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

“Combining Bluetooth mesh with DALI is a natural choice for the commercial lighting industry,” says Paul Drosihn, DiiA general manager. “The combination 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 composed of two key components: IoT-enabled luminaires that comprise sensors and other devices, and an IoT-enabled lighting control system. DALI-2, from the DiiA, offers an ecosystem of certified lighting devices which include intelligent D4i luminaires.

“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.”

“We are excited to support this collaboration between the Bluetooth SIG and DiiA,” said Arnulf Rupp, head of standardization at OSRAM. “Establishing a standard Bluetooth mesh interface for D4i intelligent luminaries will open up industry opportunity and enable the deployment of even more advanced, interoperable IoT-enabled commercial lighting systems while ensuring an equivalent light control behaviour between both standards.”

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