Please note that due to the holidays, DLC application processing will not occur between December 23 - 25, 2019. Product applications submitted between December 26, 2019 - January 3, 2020 may have additional processing and review time added due to limited personnel during the holiday season.

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DLC News

Nov 5, 2019 New Research: C&I Lighting Lifetime and Peak Demand Analysis

Limitations of state efficiency policies routinely result in understated energy savings potential of lighting systems, and particularly advanced lighting control technologies, inadvertently leaving substantial savings on the table, according to a new study released today by the Alliance to Save Energy and the DLC.

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Oct 21, 2019 New DLC Policy: Horticultural Technical Requirements V1.2

The DLC is pleased to release Horticultural Technical Requirements V1.2, effective October 21, 2019. V1.2 makes changes that support horticultural-specific metrics and clear and consistent language for all stakeholders in the horticultural lighting industry.

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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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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

Dec 11, 2019 Choosing Networked Lighting Control Systems with the DLC Online Tool

DLC qualified Networked Lighting Control (NLC) systems can now be chosen more easily, using the DLC online search tool. This webinar will demonstrate how to use the new online filters and views to choose appropriate NLC systems for various types of projects on Wednesday, December 11, 2019 from 1:00-2:00 pm ET. 

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Nov 18, 2019 Why Leave Savings on the Table? C&I Lighting Lifetime and Peak Demand Analysis

A new report released by the Alliance to Save Energy and the DLC indicates that state efficiency policies routinely understate energy savings potential of lighting systems, leaving substantial savings on the table. Key recommendations of the report include shifting energy efficiency programs toward incentive strategies that promote LED lighting and networked lighting controls (NLC) as a system, which could increase NLC lifetime savings by 22% and help shave peak demand.

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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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