Getting to know: Philips Dynalite DDBC1200

The Philips Dynalite DDBC1200 is a multi protocol control solution that features 12 independent output channels, selectable to DALI Broadcast, 1-10 V or DSI. The device can also be linked to a separate relay module for control of 1-10V drivers.

The DDBC1200 is compatible with a range of fittings and devices including; DSI drivers, DSI electronic low voltage transformers, DALI drivers (broadcast mode only), DALI electronic low voltage transformers (broadcast mode only), 1-10 V drivers and devices that require 0-10 V analog control signals.

Specification Sheet
Installation Instructions

Why DALI Broadcast?

DALI Broadcast systems have some advantages over the more common DALI addressed (remunerated) system.

With DALI Broadcast, all lamps within a single lighting group will respond at the same time. In DALI broadcast mode, lamps cannot perform any feedback or additional DALI addressing functions.

For DALI Broadcast systems, the electrician will run a separate 2-core 240V rated double insulated cable for the control signal of each lighting channel. Luminaire power is supplied directly from the circuit breaker, rather than from the signal controller.

DALI lighting control provides consistent and reliable dimming control, without the typical issues and incompatibilities of phase dimming.


With DALI in homes becoming more relevant, the DDBC1200 provides an excellent solution, with areas and rooms being predefined.

DALI broadcast is ideal for controlling dimmable linear LED strip lights. Most commonly, LED strip lights are either 1-10V or DALI controlled, and can be controlled by a DDMC1200 configured for 1-10V or DALI Broadcast.

This series of articles from my Dynalite page focuses on products from the Philips Dynalite networked lighting control portfolio. Many industry professionals regard Philips Dynalite as being the world’s best lighting control system, that I have represented with Lightmoves for many years. SimonLakey