Energy Solutions. Climate Impact. Better Lighting.
As an independent non-profit organization, the DLC provides decision makers with data and resources on quality lighting, controls, and integrated building systems to reduce energy, carbon, and light pollution. We envision a net zero future where lighting, controls, and integrated building systems enable energy savings, decarbonization, and sustainability for all people and the environment.
For over 10 years, the DLC has pushed the envelope on energy efficiency in commercial lighting. We hold ourselves accountable to make the world a better place by creating lighting specifications that combine market solutions with a positive climate impact.
The DLC is a consortium built on the expertise of our team, our efficiency program members, and our industry stakeholders. Together, we’re driving product performance and consumer trust to save energy, improve quality, and enhance our experience in the built environment.
Progress doesn’t happen in a vacuum. That’s why the DLC works with our members and industry experts to establish performance thresholds and to create new programs that work for all of our stakeholders.
Our Mission and Values
As an independent nonprofit organization, the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) provides decision makers with data and resources on quality lighting, controls, and integrated building systems to reduce energy, carbon, and light pollution. We envision a net-zero future where lighting, controls, and integrated building systems enable energy savings, decarbonization, and sustainability for all people and the environment.
The DLC is committed to improving energy efficiency for commercial lighting throughout North America, and to making a positive climate impact worldwide. It’s our goal to provide a trusted, impartial assessment of the industry’s highest performing lighting products and systems to boost consumer trust and adoption of the technologies that save the most energy.
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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We are dedicated to the work we do and are committed to honesty, transparency, and environmental stewardship.
The input of our colleagues and stakeholders is paramount. We diligently pursue opportunities for cooperation and comprehensive feedback on our work.
We are committed to inclusion, representation, and a voice for all those affected by our work.
We hold ourselves responsible and accountable for the outcomes of our work and actively pursue opportunities that best support our environmental mission.
The DLC’s members play an integral role in our mission. As a non-profit, we’re supported and funded by efficiency program member organizations throughout the US and Canada. The DLC’s members are a collective force that gives insight and expertise into DLC policy development. As a DLC member, you have a direct effect on lighting quality, innovation, and market transformation of the built environment.
Collaborate with Us
The DLC carefully evaluates each of our initiatives to maximize positive impact on the environment and on the industry. We work with market experts, manufacturers, energy efficiency programs, and other industry stakeholders to establish requirements that keep the lighting industry at the forefront of sustainability and carbon reduction efforts. Learn how you can contribute to policy development, join a DLC committee, qualify your products, or simply stay up to date with our latest efforts the DLC.