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DLC News

Sep 30, 2019 Second Draft of New DLC Performance Standards (V5.0) for Commercial LED Lighting Published

The DLC is pleased to release the second draft of Solid-State Lighting Technical Requirements V5.0 for public comment through the DLC Stakeholder Input Process. The Version 5.0 revision to the SSL Technical Requirements is the first of a series of specifications designed to improve the quality of light and connectivity of high performance, energy efficient commercial lighting by establishing requirements and reporting standards for DLC listed products.

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Sep 23, 2019 Getting to Zero Forum in Oakland, CA October 9-11

Mark your calendars for the Getting to Zero Forum in Oakland, CA October 9-11! Share perspectives on the growth of zero energy, learn about best practices for successful projects and collaborate on opportunities for zero energy to transform the built environment. 

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Jul 31, 2019 New DLC Draft Policy: Draft Horticultural Technical Requirements V1.2

The DLC is pleased to release the draft of Horticultural Technical Requirements V1.2 for public comment through the stakeholder input process. V1.2 focuses on broadening the variety of horticultural fixtures eligible to be qualified on the DLC QPL and staying in line with emerging technologies and the state of the industry.

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Jul 25, 2019 Request for Proposals: Interoperability Research Consultant

The DLC has released a request for proposals for an interoperability research consultant. Proposals will be accepted until August 19, 2019 at 4:00pm ET.
 

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Jun 20, 2019 DesignLights Consortium and Continental Automated Buildings Association Sign Smart Buildings Collaboration Pact

Reciprocal agreement lays foundation for information sharing and teamwork to advance building intelligence and connected home issues.

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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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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

Oct 16, 2019 Second Draft SSL Technical Requirements V5.0 Overview Webinar

The Version 5.0 revision to the SSL Technical Requirements is the first of a series of V5 specifications designed to improve the quality of light and connectivity of DLC listed products. Draft 2, and future Technical Requirements releases in the V5 program, will focus on implementing these requirements on a timeline that aligns with industry development cycles and current research. The last 30 minutes of the webinar will be reserved for stakeholder Q+A.

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Aug 6, 2019 Draft Horticultural Requirements V1.2 Overview Webinar

On July 31, 2019, the DLC released Draft Testing and Reporting Requirements for Led-based Horticultural Lighting V1.2 for stakeholder comment. This webinar will review the proposed requirements.

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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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