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DLC News

Jun 8, 2018 Notice: DLC Private Label Application Fee Change Effective July 2, 2018

As of July 2, 2018, the fee for each Private Label ITR will be increased to $250 to better cover the costs of validation and review. Applications which are invoiced on or after July 2, 2018 will reflect the new fee structure, regardless of the submission date of the application.

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May 24, 2018 Notice: DLC Field-Adjustable Requirements Temporarily Suspended

The DLC is temporarily suspending the qualification of new field-adjustable light output products against the new requirements in order to revise the policy. These revisions will allow greater flexibility and will provide additional clarity on the differences between field-adjustable products and dimmable products.

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Jun 1, 2018 New DLC Policy: NLC Technical Requirements V3.0 Released

The DLC is pleased to release the final version of Networked Lighting Controls (NLC) Technical Requirements Version 3.0. This revision of the requirements is effective as of June 1, 2018.

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May 30, 2018 NEW DLC DRAFT POLICY: DLC Surveillance Testing Policy

The DLC is pleased to release a second draft of the DLC Surveillance Testing Policy for stakeholder comment. Please submit your comments to info@designlights.org by Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

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May 14, 2018 Five New Systems Now Qualified on the DLC Networked Lighting Controls QPL

The DLC is pleased to announce that the Avi-on Labs Avi-on Proline, the California Eastern Laboratories Cortet, the Hubbell wiSCAPE, the Leviton Intellect, and the Leviton LuminaRF systems are now qualified on the DLC Networked Lighting Controls QPL.

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May 9, 2018 DLC LM-79 Lab Accreditation and Approval Policy – Lighting Facts Not Required for DLC Listing

The DLC is aware that the LED Lighting Facts program is operating again under the management and direction of D+R International. This will not change current DLC policies. As announced on March 21st, the DLC will continue to maintain its own list of accredited labs for LM-79 reports.

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May 4, 2018 Update Regarding LM-80 Data Obtained from Citizen Electronics Laboratory

Due to the Environmental Protection Agency's reinstatement of recognition of Citizen Electronics Laboratory, LM-80 reports from Citizen Electronics Laboratory can now be included in DLC SSL application submissions, effective immediately,

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Apr 27, 2018 Updates to Zonal Lumen Distribution Requirements for 3ft and 8ft Linear Replacement Lamps

The DLC has updated the Zonal Lumen Density requirements for 3-foot and 8-foot replacement lamps to require ≥40% in the 0-60° zone. Any products submitted for qualification since the release of SSL Technical Requirements V4.3 will be subject to the updated Zonal Lumen Density requirements.

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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 21, 2018 DLC Networked Lighting Controls Technical Requirements V3.0 Review Webinar

On June 1, 2018, the DLC released Networked Lighting Controls Technical Requirements Version 3.0. This webinar provides an overview of the changes in the requirements to qualify a networked lighting control system.

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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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