As of Tuesday, May 3, the DLC requires all users to create a MyDLC account to access and search the QPLs. More details.

Due to a high volume of SSL and Hort applications, initial and comprehensive review timeframes are currently extended by 10 days each. Beginning April 11, review priority will be given to applications updating V5.0 products to V5.1, which may also impact review timeframes for all other SSL application types. Any other applications submitted between April 11 and May 1 will not begin the initial review process until the first week of May. Click here for more details about SSL application review timeframes, and here for more details about Hort review timeframes. Thank you for your understanding!

DLC Committees

Committees and working groups are a great way to participate and contribute to the strategic direction of the DLC, and just one of the ways the DLC is able to gather input and feedback on important topics. Representatives of the DLC’s committees and working groups convey the needs and considerations of industry, energy efficiency programs, and other stakeholders.

Industry Advisory Committee

The purpose of the IAC is to support the mission and strategic direction of the DLC and drive efficient lighting through education, collaboration, and expertise. Activities and agenda of the IAC include but are not limited to DLC business updates, programs to promote lighting quality, utility program best practices for lighting efficiency, ongoing opportunities, challenges and potential risks to the advancement of energy saving lighting technologies.

LUNA Advisory Group

The purpose of the LUNA advisory group is to advise on the development of a program that includes opportunity and solution mapping for light pollution mitigation and near-term supplemental specification criteria to distinguish products on the DLC QPL that minimize light pollution and provide dark sky friendly options for users of the QPL. Activities and agenda of the working group include the following: discussion of goals and objectives for a LUNA program, relevant and prevalent metrics in line with testing standards, recommendations on draft specifications, and education and resource needs for various audiences.

The advisory group provides perspectives and recommendations for better criteria related to light at night on the DLC QPL. The advisory group is voluntary, does not hold votes and has no fiduciary responsibility for the DLC. DLC will lead the Advisory Group meetings, establish agendas, draft policy text, and circulate meeting notes.

 

Representatives

The Advisory Group is comprised of DLC staff and up to six lighting experts.

Technical Committee

The Technical Committee (TC) is made up of Member representatives and serves an important role in advising the direction of the DLC. The TC is tasked with advising DLC on activities including:

  • Review and development of DLC Technical Requirements and supporting Policies for both Solid-State Lighting (SSL) and Networked Lighting Controls (NLC).
  • Review and development of additional resources to support DLC’s mission and Member objectives, including implementation guides, training curricula, surveillance testing, savings tools, design guides, etc.
  • Review and discussion of issues and challenges related to program implementation utilizing DLC’s QPLs and other resources.

Importantly, the DLC looks to the TC to represent the interests of DLC Members in advising on technical and policy-related issues within the DLC programs, specifically utility program best practices for implementing lighting efficiency, quality, and controllability, as well as ongoing opportunities, challenges and potential risks to the advancement of energy saving lighting technologies.

 

Representatives

The Technical Committee (TC) is comprised of representatives of DLC Member energy efficiency programs. DLC admits new representatives based on 1) available space, 2) subject matter expertise, and 3) capacity to participate. Representatives are refreshed annually.

Hort Working Group

The purpose of the HWG is to support the mission and strategic direction of the DLC to drive efficient and quality lighting in controlled environment agriculture spaces through education, collaboration, and expertise. The HWG is tasked with advising DLC on activities including:

  • Review and development of DLC Technical Requirements and supporting Policies for the Horticultural Qualified Products List (QPL).
  • Review and development of additional resources to support DLC’s mission and Member objectives, including implementation guides, training curricula, surveillance testing, savings tools, design guides, etc.
  • Review and discussion of issues and challenges related to program implementation utilizing DLC’s QPLs and other resources.

Importantly, the DLC looks to the HWG to represent the interests of DLC Members in advising on technical and policy-related issues within the DLC programs, specifically utility program best practices for implementing lighting efficiency, quality, and controllability, as well as ongoing opportunities, challenges and potential risks to the advancement of energy saving lighting technologies.

 

Representatives

The Horticultural Working Group (HWG) is comprised of representatives of DLC Member energy efficiency programs. DLC admits new representatives based on 1) available space, 2) subject matter expertise, and 3) capacity to participate. Representatives are refreshed annually.