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DLC News

Feb 5, 2019 New DLC Draft Policy: Networked Lighting Controls Technical Requirements V4.0

The DLC is pleased to release the first draft of Networked Lighting Controls (NLC) Technical Requirements V4.0 for public comment through the stakeholder input process. V4.0 focuses on strengthening the value of NLC technology while addressing important issues for market acceptance, such as cybersecurity, energy monitoring, and interoperability.

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Jan 29, 2019 First Draft of New DLC Performance Standards (V5.0) for Commercial LED Lighting Published

Solid-State Lighting Technical Requirements V5.0 will maintain focus on energy efficiency, while stressing importance of “quality of light” for human health and well-being.
 

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Jan 23, 2019 UPDATED Efficiency Member Incentive Program Summaries

The Efficiency Member Incentive Program Summaries document has expanded! In addition to outlining SSL incentive program information, it now includes our Member Utilities' Networked Lighting Controls program information. 

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

The DLC is excited to announce that the Igor Nexos system is now qualified on the networked lighting controls QPL. This is the first PoE system to be qualified. Download the updated QPL here.

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Jan 3, 2019 Notice Regarding LM-79 Reports Issued from Standard-Tech Co., Ltd Testing Center

As of December 31, 2018 Standard-Tech Co., Ltd Testing Center (Lab Code 201011-0) is no longer accredited by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP).

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Dec 20, 2018 New System Qualified on the DLC Networked Lighting Controls QPL

The DLC is pleased to announce that the MeshSmart Lighting Control System is now qualified on the DLC Networked Lighting Controls QPL! 

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Nov 19, 2018 DLC Now Accepting Applications for Horticultural Fixtures

The DLC is pleased to announce that the DLC Horticultural QPL is now open for product submissions. DLC qualified horticultural lighting products will be identified with a horticultural-specific DLC product logo.

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Oct 26, 2018 Minor Policy Revisions Effective with Technical Requirements V4.4

The DLC has issued minor policy revisions to clarify definitions for “Integrated-Style Retrofit Kits for 2x2, 1x4, and 2x4 Luminaires” and “Linear-Style Retrofit Kits for 2x2, 1x4, and 2x4 Luminaires." Primary Use Designation (PUD) names have also been revised for UL Type B and Type C within Linear Replacement Lamps, Mogul Screw-Base (E39) Replacements for HID Lamps and 2G11 Lamps to reduce confusion with Retrofit Kit Category products.

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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

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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Aug 9, 2018 DLC Second Draft Technical Requirements V4.4: DC/PoE and Field-Adjustable Distribution & Light Output

On August 1, 2018, the DLC released a second draft policy for DC and PoE Lighting, a first draft policy to quality products with field-adjustable light distribution capability, and a revised draft of the policy to qualify products with field-adjustable light output. This webinar will provide an overview of these proposed requirements.

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Aug 8, 2018 DLC Second Draft Technical Requirements V4.4: Horticultural Lighting Review Webinar

On August 1, the DLC released a second 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 second draft of the DLC Technical Requirements for Horticultural Lighting Products.

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