Achieving interoperability is the key to unlocking the full benefits of wireless smart lighting control. Here’s how Casambi approaches the challenge. 

Leading technology and manufacturing companies bring their own unique designs to the table; however, the firmware inside all devices comes from Casambi. Our technology seamlessly integrates into fixtures, drivers, switches, sensors, and a varied array of modules. This ensures uniformity in the physical infrastructure across all control devices. 

 Open to all

Casambi’s open ecosystem architecture ensures that all the company’s native products and all our partners’ Casambi Ready products are 100% compatible with each other.

Unlimited product choice

Specifiers enjoy the freedom to choose from a diverse range of vendors, as all Casambi Ready devices seamlessly work together. Additionally, our CBU modules and Casambi-enabled drivers can convert any wired luminaires into wireless ones.

Aligned with other standards

Casambi supports all the relevant standards, with a variety of different control methods (DALI, 0-10 V, 1-10 V, Phase cut dimming, PWM) and all the needed functionalities (from dimming to motorized controls).

Design Considerations

Interoperability relies on four things:

LED Drivers




These control devices form an ecosystem. A connected device’s chip imposes physical limitations, and its firmware, which offers low-level control, both defines its capabilities and ensures security. The end-user application, responsible for configuring lighting, dictates the overall user experience, interfaces, network setup, and user interactions within the network.

In a standard-based ecosystem, the chips that go inside the devices deployed in a network generally come from multiple vendors. Although they may run on a standardized protocol that is intended to enable the same communication, all the chips are different. They likely operate on different runtime resources and have different limitations. The whole system will be limited by the capabilities of the weakest/oldest device in use within the ecosystem.

In a proprietary system, everything comes from one single vendor, so all resources are the same. However, in this scenario, a lighting planner may feel extremely limited when it comes to picking the luminaires, the drivers, sensors, or switches from one vendor to make sure everything works seamlessly together. 

Casambi brings together the best of these two worlds. The chip and the firmware come from the same vendor, which is Casambi. Yet the manufacturer has total freedom to innovate and differentiate their designs. And the specifier enjoys unlimited product choice and freedom from fear of technological obsolescence.

Wireless standards

We seek to support all the contemporary and incoming key standards that have a significant market presence. Today, Casambi is fully compliant with Bluetooth 5.3 and fully committed to supporting key industry standards such as DALI, DALI-2, the D4i data standard, EnOcean’s energy harvesting switches, and iBeacons. We recently joined the Matter alliance as a participant member too. 

Casambi provides top-tier wireless DALI support, with our DALI gateway seamlessly extending wired installations into the wireless realm. This allows users to experience the full advantages and flexibility of Casambi’s wireless networks while retaining all the DALI functions and controls in operation.

Casambi Ecosystem

Today, the Casambi Ecosystem contains hundreds of Casambi Ready components and luminaires from the lighting industry’s finest brands – bringing scale and choice. And our extensive global network of sales, services, and commissioning partners ensures that customers have a fantastic experience when using Casambi.