Building Lighting Controls

Many businesses, schools, hotels, leisure facilities and government buildings waste thousands of pounds each year paying to light rooms that are unoccupied. Installing Building lighting controls can produce large savings on your buildings lighting electrical consumption. Lighting costs can account for around 40% of a buildings electrical consumption. Installation of lighting controls and low energy lighting formats have been proven to create a 2-5 year payback in many buildings.

DALI is a technical standard for network-based systems that control lighting in buildings. It was established as a successor for 0-10 V lighting control systems, and as an open standard alternative to Digital Signal Interface (DSI), on which it is based. The DALI standard, which is specified in the IEC 60929 standard for fluorescent lamp ballasts, encompasses the communications protocol and electrical interface for lighting control networks.

A DALI network consists of a controller and one or more lighting devices (e.g., electrical ballasts and dimmers) that have DALI interfaces. The controller can monitor and control each light by means of a bi-directional data exchange. The DALI protocol permits devices to be individually addressed and it also incorporates Group and Scene broadcast messages to simultaneously address multiple devices (e.g., “Group 1 goto 100%” or “Recall Scene 1”).

Each lighting device is assigned a unique static address in the numeric range 0 to 63, making possible up to 64 devices in a standalone system. Alternatively, DALI can be used as a subsystem via DALI gateways to address more than 64 devices.

Our lighting control and automation solutions for residential and commercial buildings allows the client to control all aspects of the buildings lighting environment, creating the most energy efficient approach to managing your building.

Why choose and accredited supplier ?

Its always wise to choose a supplier that is approved by the recognised safety and or contractor installation certification organisations. Universal Systems Controls are approved contractors for :

NICEIC electrical contractors

This UK recognised scheme is for electrical contractors undertaking design, installation, commissioning and electrical maintenance installations to British Standard 7671.

Safe Contractor

The certification is issued to contractors recognised and compliant with the UK health and safety regulations as issued by Safe Contractor certification.

Construction Line certification

USC is a member of Construction Line, the home to thousands of the best pre-qualified construction contractors & companies in the United Kingdom.

PICS Accreditation

USC is a PICS qualified supplier, PICS Connect the World’s Largest Companies to the Safest, Most Qualified Contractors in the UK.


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