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Mar 3, 2021 SSL Products that do not Meet Technical Requirements V5.0 Delisted from QPL

Continuing a push to maximize the efficacy of commercial lighting while promoting advances in quality of light, the DLC today announced that products that have not been updated to comply with the V5.0 solid-state lighting performance requirements have been delisted from the Solid-State Lighting Qualified Products List (QPL).

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Mar 1, 2021 DLC 2nd Draft Policy: Horticultural Technical Requirements V2.1

The DLC is pleased to release the following second draft update to the Technical Requirements for Horticultural Lighting as Version 2.1. This proposed update adds additional eligible product types to the Technical Requirements, with a proposed effective date of July 1, 2021.

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Feb 16, 2021 Request for Proposals: Non-Energy Benefits of Advanced Building Controls

The DLC has released a request for proposals for a consultant to develop a methodology to quantify the non-energy benefits of advanced building controls. Proposals will be accepted until March 1, 2021.

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Feb 2, 2021 Industry Advisory Committee Members Announced

DesignLights Consortium Announces Industry Advisory Committee Members. Newly appointed committee will support the DLC’s work through 2022

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Nov 19, 2020 Notice: SSL V4.4 Delisting Date and Application Deadline Extension

Due to the continuing disruption to operations for both our members and stakeholders as a result of COVID-19, the DLC is extending the delisting date for products qualified under SSL Technical Requirements V4.4 by two months.

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Oct 15, 2020 DLC Seeks Nominations for Industry Advisory Committee Members

DesignLights Consortium Seeks Nominations for Industry Advisory Committee Members. DLC accepting nominations through October 30; Peer voting takes place November 15 - 30.

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Oct 13, 2020 New DLC Draft Policy: Horticultural Technical Requirements V2.1

The DLC is pleased to release the following draft update to the Technical Requirements for Horticultural Lighting as Version 2.1. This proposed update adds additional eligible product types to the Technical Requirements, with a proposed effective date of July 1, 2021.

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Sep 22, 2020 UPDATED Efficiency Member Incentive Program Summaries

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

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DLC Events

July 29; Aug 26 and Sept 23 2020 DLC Horticultural Webinar Wednesday Series

Join us for a series of three 1-hour seminars followed by a deep-dive additional hour working group discussion period.

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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

Mar 1, 2021 Draft 2 Horticultural Requirements V2.1 Overview Webinar

The Draft 2 Technical Requirements for Horticultural Lighting V2.1 propose eligibility for three new product types that support the qualification of fixtures that enable greater whole facility energy savings and facilitate the transition period from traditional light sources which rely heavily on lamp replacements to a future state in which horticultural fixtures are adopted.

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Oct 26, 2020 Draft 1 Horticultural Requirements V2.1 Overview Webinar

The Draft 1 Technical Requirements for Horticultural Lighting V2.1 propose eligibility for three new product types that support the qualification of fixtures that enable greater whole facility energy savings and facilitate the transition period from traditional light sources which rely heavily on lamp replacements to a future state in which horticultural fixtures are adopted.

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Sep 23, 2020 Hort Webinar Wednesday Session 3

Moving Projects Forward: Leveraging Incentives to Minimize Costs

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Sep 17, 2020 Horticultural Requirements V2.0 Overview Webinar

The Hort V2.0 updates continue the transition from traditional lighting data and metrics to horticultural-specific lighting data and metrics that better represent horticultural lighting performance. V2.0 also introduces a process for family grouping of products and private labeling of already-listed OEM products.  

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Aug 26, 2020 Hort Webinar Wednesday Session 2

Incentives vs Regulations-What Do They Mean for Product Selection?

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Jul 29, 2020 Hort Webinar Wednesday Session 1

Evolution of the DLC horticultural Lighting Specs and Rebate Models that Support Market Adoption

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