Tridonic Licenses DALI Tech to ULT
Universal Lighting Technologies has signed a licensing agreement with Tridonic that allows Universal to use the Austrian company’s patented DALI technologies to manufacture DALI control gear.
Tridonic was the first manufacturer to launch digital dimmable electronic ballasts for fluorescent lamps. In doing so, the company laid the foundation for the development of the DALI (Digital Addressable Lighting Interface) standard, which is now prominent in the lighting industry throughout the world. Numerous products and basic patents for this standard, such as digital addressing and the digital interface with potential separation, are part of the Tridonic portfolio. In Europe Tridonic is considered a leading supplier in the digital lighting control sector.
For programmable lighting environments with unlimited scenes and versatility, DALI technology allows lighting fixtures to be assigned to a limitless variety of lighting groups, and each group can be programmed to perform multiple commands at the push of a button. Commands include on/off, light-level control, scene recall, and more. DaliPRO ballasts from Universal Lighting Technologies are compatible with DALI technology while also providing high-efficiency operation for energy savings.
Tridonic, headquartered in Dornbirn, develops, manufactures, and markets equipment for a wide range of light sources, lighting management systems, LED solutions, and connectors. In the 2010/11 fiscal year, 2300 employees in 30 locations achieved sales of 437 million Euros. More than 300 development engineers create intelligent lighting concepts based on sophisticated systems and products. More than 560 inventions and over 2000 patents are ample evidence of the powers of innovation of Tridonic. Customers include luminaire manufacturers, manufacturers of products that incorporate lighting, architects, electrical system designers, lighting planners, electrical contractors, and wholesalers.
Tridonic GmbH & Co KG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Zumtobel AG.
For more than six decades, Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc., has been bringing power and precision to innovative lighting. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., with operations and distribution worldwide, the products of Universal Lighting Technologies are marketed under the Universal and Triad brand names.
A subsidiary of Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd., and a member of the Panasonic Group, Universal Lighting Technologies is focused on designing, manufacturing, and distributing fine lighting ballasts and controls.