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DLC News

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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Oct 18, 2018 Effective Date Delayed for DLC Technical Requirements V4.4

Due to unforeseen delays in development, the effective date for Technical Requirements V4.4 will be postponed until the end of the month. The postponed effective date affects DLC requirements for horticultural lighting products, DC/PoE products, and field-adjustable light output products

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Oct 10, 2018 Subscribe to the DLC QPL API

We are pleased to announce that the DLC has launched a subscription-service SSL QPL API, now available to all DLC users. An API subscription allows subscribers to integrate the DLC data stream directly into internal systems and processes.

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Oct 1, 2018 New DLC Policy: SSL Technical Requirements V4.4 Released

The DLC is pleased to release the final version of SSL Technical Requirements V4.4, which includes policies to qualify horticultural lighting products, DC/PoE lighting products, and products with field-adjustable light output.

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Sep 13, 2018 Follow the New DLC Perspectives Blog!

We are thrilled to introduce you to DLC Perspectives, the DLC's new blog. DLC Perspectives is intended to educate, inform, and provide a platform for discussion for the DLC’s many stakeholders. We encourage you subscribe and to submit topics that you'd like to see posts about!

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Sep 10, 2018 New DLC Policy: DLC Surveillance Testing Policy

The DLC is pleased to release the 2018 update of the DLC Surveillance Testing Policy, effective Monday, September 10, 2018. A detailed list of changes from the previous version of the policy appears in the enclosed cover letter.

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Aug 15, 2018 New DLC Report: Energy Savings Potential of DLC Commercial Lighting and Networked Lighting Controls

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 with NLCs. Learn about the work that lies ahead for energy efficiency administrators throughout the country.

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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 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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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 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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