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DLC News

Jun 17, 2019 Request for Information: Solid-State Lighting Application Processing

The DLC has released a request for information for services to support and manage the DLC solid-state lighting application review process and QPL. With this RFI, the DLC aims to solicit ideas and identify potential contractors to manage DLC SSL application processing.

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Jun 10, 2019 New DLC Policy: Networked Lighting Controls Technical Requirements V4.0

The DLC is pleased to release the final version of Networked Lighting Controls (NLC) Technical Requirements V4.0. V4.0 focuses on strengthening the value of NLC technology while addressing important issues for market acceptance, such as cybersecurity and energy monitoring.

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May 13, 2019 New Systems Qualified on the DLC Networked Lighting Controls QPL

Acuity nLight Air Interior, Hubbell NX Distributed Intelligence, and Hubbell PowerHUBB are now qualified on the Networked Lighting controls QPL as of 5/6/19. Download the updated QPL here.
 

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May 8, 2019 Recent and Upcoming Minor DLC Policy Updates

The DLC has recently implemented a series of minor policy updates designed to streamline the SSL qualification process.

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Apr 17, 2019 New System Qualified on the DLC Networked Lighting Controls QPL

Molex CoreSync product now qualified on the Networked Lighting Controls QPL as of 3/21/19. Other new systems that were added in March include exterior listings for Acuity nLight Air and Nedap Luxon. Download the updated QPL here.
 

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Apr 9, 2019 Update Regarding LM-79 Reports Issued from Standard-Tech Co., Ltd Testing Center

As of April 5th 2019, Standard-Tech Co., Ltd Testing Center has been accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA). 

In accordance with the DLC’s Testing Lab Requirements, LM-79 reports issued from Standard-Tech Co., Ltd Testing Center for testing that occurred after April 5th, 2019 will be accepted for review.

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Mar 29, 2019 Request for Proposals: Surveillance Testing Laboratories

The DLC has released a Request for Proposals for Surveillance Testing Laboratories. Proposals will be accepted until April 26, 2019 at 4:00pm EDT.
 

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Mar 18, 2019 DLC Implements New Benchmark for Energy Efficiency in Horticultural Lighting

The first fixtures have been approved under the DLC's new policy designed to cut energy use and greenhouse gas emissions related to indoor agriculture and cannabis cultivation.
 

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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

Jun 25, 2019 NLC Technical Requirements V4.0 Overview Webinar

DLC Networked Lighting Controls Technical Requirements V4.0, released on June 10, 2019, continues to raise the bar for listed systems with multiyear plans for cybersecurity and energy monitoring. This webinar will review the newly released V4.0 requirements and application process.

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Apr 10, 2019 Testing and Reporting Requirements for Field-Adjustable Light Distribution Products: Overview Webinar

On March 7, 2019, the DLC released final Testing and Reporting Requirements for Field-Adjustable Light Distribution Products. This webinar will review the new requirements for products with field-adjustable light distribution capability.

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Feb 19, 2019 First Draft NLC Technical Requirements V4.0 Overview Webinar

The DLC Networked Lighting Controls Technical Requirements V4.0 revision continues to raise the bar for listed systems with multiyear plans for cybersecurity, energy monitoring, and interoperability.  Join this webinar for an overview of the purpose behind NLC V4.0 and a review of the first draft requirements. 

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Feb 13, 2019 First Draft SSL Technical Requirements V5.0 Overview Webinar

DLC Solid-State Lighting Technical Requirements V5.0 will continue to accelerate broad scale energy savings by improving the quality of light and controllability of DLC listed products. V5.0 expands the benefits of LED lighting by encouraging the development of products that keep the customer in mind. Join this webinar for an overview of the purpose behind V5.0 and a review of the first draft requirements. 

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Oct 4, 2018 Technical Requirements V4.4: DC/PoE, Field-Adjustable Light Output & Distribution Webinar

On October 1, the DLC released Technical Requirements V4.4, which includes requirements for qualifying DC and PoE products and products with field-adjustable light output. This webinar provides an overview of the above policies, as well as a review of the DLC draft policy for field-adjustable light distribution, currently in its second-round comment period.

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Oct 3, 2018 Technical Requirements V4.4: Horticultural Lighting Overview Webinar

On October 1, the DLC released a policy to accept applications for and qualify products designed and marketed for use in horticultural lighting applications. This webinar provides an overview of the DLC Technical Requirements for Horticultural Lighting Products.

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Sep 25, 2018 Advanced Lighting Control System Performance: A Field Evaluation of Five Systems

This webinar explores the DLC's newly released report, "Lighting Control System Performance: A Field Evaluation of Five Systems." The webinar, hosted by the DLC and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, outlines findings from five different installations of networked lighting control systems, from energy savings to cost-effectiveness, installation experiences, and impacts on occupant satisfaction.

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Sep 12, 2018 Energy Savings Potential of DLC Commercial Lighting and Networked Lighting Controls: Review Webinar

New research demonstrates energy savings potential that can significantly reduce our energy load over the next ten years and beyond. Energy Savings Potential of DLC Commercial Lighting and Networked Lighting Controls presents projected energy savings for commercial and industrial (C&I) utility lighting programs as well as the risk of lost opportunity if we ignore networked lighting controls. Learn about the work that lies ahead for energy efficiency administrators throughout the country.

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