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Should I use Individual or Broadcast mode for my DALI Gateway?


I can't give my Response DALI Gateway a DMX start address when it's in Individual mode. Which mode should I be using?


Individual mode allows you to assign a DMX address to each DALI fixture in your DALI loop to control them independently. Broadcast mode means that the gateway itself gets a single address, and all fixtures in the loop will be controlled as one, turning on and off simultaneously.

Generally speaking, in the US, installers prefer Broadcast mode. Fixtures on a loop of a gateway in Individual mode will not turn on simultaneously, which is often undesirable for the environments in which DALI is most commonly used.

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