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Reports, Tools, & Resources

Reports, Tools, and Resources

The DLC's Networked Lighting Controls (NLC) project is developing a suite of tools and resources to enable widespread adoption of networked lighting controls in commercial buildings. These new resources will include research reports, calculation tools, and new rebate strategies to support DLC Member utility programs in including networked lighting control technology in their programs. 

  • Report: Energy Savings from Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems with and without LLLC

    Report: Energy Savings from Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems with and without LLLC

    Completed in partnership with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), this research builds upon the DLC's 2017 study, Energy Savings from Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems. The results not only improve existing NLC energy savings estimates, but also provide more in-depth savings analyses, such as savings estimates from NLC systems with and without luminaire level lighting control (LLLC), and savings estimates from high-end trim compared to other control strategies.

  • Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

    Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls

    This report explores the current interest in networked lighting controls (NLC) and the benefits various stakeholders can attain from championing interoperable systems. Three actionable use cases work to show why interoperability is a core component for ongoing operation of energy savings programs and is essential for the long-lasting relevance of NLCs.

  • Report: Energy Savings from Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems

    Report: Energy Savings from Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems

    The DLC has completed a data-gathering and analysis project that develops reliable estimates of energy savings for networked lighting controls technology. The public report supports utilities in establishing networked lighting control rebates/incentives and energy savings assumptions. 

  • New Networked Lighting Controls Rebates/Incentives

    New Networked Lighting Controls Rebates/Incentives

    The DLC is working with Members and the lighting industry to develop more consistent, predictable, and high-volume approaches to incenting networked lighting control technology. These new incentive and rebate approaches will make it easy for energy efficiency program participants to predict what the incentive will be for an lighting controls project. 

    When combined with the Networked Lighting Controls QPL, this new approach will provide the framework necessary to enable at-scale partnerships with the lighting market to achieve widespread adoption of lighting controls technology.