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DLC News

Apr 23, 2018 Update Regarding Citizen Electronics Laboratory

The DLC® was recently notified of inaccuracies in certain testing data reflected in reports issued by the Citizen Electronics Co., LTD laboratory. The DLC is committed to ensuring the integrity and quality of the SSL QPL and is actively engaged with affected manufacturers to investigate and resolve this issue in a timely manner. 

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Apr 16, 2018 LSI Industries Airlink and Xeleum Lighting Xi-Fi Systems Now Qualified on the DLC Networked Lighting Controls QPL

The DLC is pleased to announce that the LSI Industries Airlink system is now qualified as both an Interior and Exterior system, and the Xeleum Lighting Xi-Fi system is now qualified as an Interior system on the DLC Networked Lighting Controls QPL.

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Apr 13, 2018 New DLC Draft Policies: SSL V4.4 (Horticultural Lighting & DC/PoE Lighting) and 2nd Draft NLC Technical Requirements V3.0

The DLC is pleased to release the first draft of SSL Technical Requirements V4.4 (which includes policies to qualify horticultural lighting and DC/PoE lighting products) AND the second draft of Networked Lighting Controls Technical Requirements V3.0 for public comment. 

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Mar 26, 2018 SSL Technical Requirements V4.3 Now Effective (Monday, March 26, 2018)

The DLC is now accepting applications for color-tunable and field-adjustable products, and has expanded eligibility for lamps. V4.3 application forms must be used for all SSL applications. In addition, the new digital SSL self-certification process and safety certification requirements are now in effect.

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Mar 21, 2018 New DLC LM-79 Lab Accreditation and Approval Policy

Due to the closure of the LED Lighting Facts program, the DLC will now maintain its own list of approved labs for LM-79 testing. The DLC website now lists all labs that can conduct LM-79 testing for DLC applications, including the effective dates of each lab’s accreditation.

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Mar 20, 2018 Notice Regarding LM-80 Data Obtained from Citizen Electronics Laboratory

On March 20, 2018, the EPA announced that its recognition of Citizen Electronics Laboratory (Fujiyoshidashi, Japan) for purposes of ENERGY STAR testing is currently suspended. DLC product submissions that contain LM-80 data from Citizen Electronics Laboratory will no longer be able to qualify for addition to the SSL QPL, effective immediately.

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Mar 12, 2018 New DLC Policy: SSL Technical Requirements V4.3 Released

The DLC is pleased to release the final version of Technical Requirements Version 4.3. This update consists of policies for new categories of solid-state lighting products, including color-tunable products, field-adjustable products, and 3-foot, 8-foot, and 2G11 base lamps. These revisions will be added to the Technical Requirements as Version 4.3 with an effective date of Monday, March 26, 2018.

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Feb 22, 2018 LED Lighting Facts Submission No Longer Required for DLC SSL Applications

On February 21, the DOE announced that it will be closing the LED Lighting Facts program by the end of March 2018. Effective immediately, the DLC will no longer require SSL applicants to provide proof of submission to LED Lighting Facts. The DLC is also working on a transition plan for its lab accreditation requirements, which will be released well ahead of the March 30th close of the LED Lighting Facts website.

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DLC Events

March 15, 2018 2018 DLC Controls Summit

This one day interactive workshop brings together manufacturers, energy efficiency programs, and industry experts to discuss ways to increase the adoption of networked lighting controls (NLCs).

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July 10 - 12, 2017 2017 DLC Stakeholder Meeting

The sixth annual DLC® Stakeholder Meeting in Portland, Oregon is a unique opportunity for professionals from all sectors of the lighting industry to come together and delve into issues affecting solid-state lighting and other lighting technologies while gaining an understanding of DLC’s scope and role in the marketplace.

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March 23, 2017 2017 DLC Controls Summit

The 2017 DLC Controls Summit will be held on Thursday March 23 in Atlanta, GA at Georgia Power Headquarters. This one day interactive workshop brings together manufacturers, energy efficiency programs, and industry experts to gather and discuss ways to increase the adoption of Networked Lighting Controls (NLCs). 

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August 2 - 3, 2016 2016 DLC Stakeholder Meeting

The fifth annual DesignLights Consortium™ Stakeholder Meeting was a unique opportunity for professionals from all sectors of the lighting industry to come together and delve into issues affecting solid state lighting (a technology that is constantly evolving) while gaining an understanding of DLC’s scope and influence in the marketplace.

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DLC Webinars

Apr 18, 2018 DLC Draft Technical Requirements V4.4: Horticultural Lighting Overview Webinar

On April 13, the DLC released a draft policy to accept applications for and qualify products designed and marketed for use in horticultural lighting applications. This webinar provides an overview of the first draft of the DLC Technical Requirements for Horticultural Lighting Products.

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Apr 19, 2018 DLC SSL V4.4: DLC/PoE Lighting / NLC V3.0: Second Draft Requirements Overview Webinar

On April 13, the DLC released a draft requirements to accept applications for and qualify DC and PoE Lighting products, and a second draft of the NLC V3.0 Technical Requirements. This webinar provides an overview of these two draft policies.

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Mar 19, 2018 DLC SSL Technical Requirements V4.3 Final Policy Review Webinar

On March 12, 2018, the DLC released SSL Technical Requirements V4.3. This webinar provides an overview of the changes that will go into effect on March 26 due to the new Technical Requirements.

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Mar 21, 2018 DLC SSL Technical Requirements V4.3 Final Policy Review Webinar - MANDARIN

On March 12, 2018, the DLC released SSL Technical Requirements V4.3. This webinar will be presented in Mandarin, and provides an overview of the changes that will go into effect on March 26 due to the new Technical Requirements.

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Jan 31, 2018 DLC Draft Networked Lighting Control Technical Requirements V3.0 Review Webinar

On January 22, 2018, the DLC released Draft Networked Lighting Control Technical Requirements V3.0 for stakeholder comment. This webinar provides an overview of the proposed changes in draft Networked Lighting Control Technical Requirements V3.0.

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Oct 20, 2017 DLC Draft Technical Requirements V4.3 Webinar - Oct.18 & 20

This webinar reviews the new qualification requirements that the DLC released on October 10 as draft Technical Requirements V4.3.The proposed additions include new QPL categories and requirements for 3-foot, 8-foot, and 2G11 base lamps, and new requirements for color tunable and field-adjustable products.

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Oct 6, 2017 DLC Networked Lighting Controls Data Report Webinar

Over the past eight months, the DLC has been working on a research project to collect energy data from multiple NLC system installations. View this webinar to learn about the DLC’s findings and recommendations on improving existing NLC energy savings estimates.

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Aug 3, 2017 New DLC Application Portal Overview LIVE Webinar

This repeat webinar features a 20-minute walkthrough of the DLC's new Application Portal. Manufacturers also have a chance to ask questions about the new system following the presentation.

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