An exemplary lighting control system and method to use the same in which the lighting system may incorporate wireless communications between a DALI controller and DALI controlled devices while maintaining adherence to DALI protocol. The system comprises a DALI protocol based controller (master) connected via a first two wire data bus (e.g. a twisted pair wire) to a controller-side wireless module. The controller-side wireless module communicates via a wireless communication protocol (e.g. Wi-Fi, Zigbee) to at least one device-side wireless module. Each device-side wireless module is connected to a DALI stream via a second two wire data bus to at least one DALI ballast (slave) which is connected to at least one lamp bank. Additional devices may be connected to the DALI stream.
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