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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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Sep 14, 2020 New DLC Policy: Horticultural Technical Requirements V2.0

The DLC is pleased to release Version 2.0 of the Technical Requirements for Horticultural Lighting, with an effective date of March 31, 2021. The DLC will begin accepting applications for V2.0 on this date.

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Jul 7, 2020 NLC5 Applications Now Accepted

Starting today, July 7, 2020, the DLC will begin accepting Networked Lighting Controls V5 (NLC5) product applications.

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Jul 1, 2020 DLC Now Accepting SSL V5.1 Applications

The DLC is pleased to announce that the SSL V5.1 product applications are now being accepted through the DLC Application Portal. Manufacturers may now use the V5.1 application form to submit new products for listing under V5.1 or to update V4.4 or V5.0 listed products to V5.1.

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Jun 23, 2020 New DLC Policy: Networked Lighting Controls Technical Requirements V5 (NLC5) Released

The DLC is pleased to release the final version of Networked Lighting Controls Technical Requirements Version 5 (NLC5). NLC5 focuses on strengthening the value of NLC technology, and contains a new cybersecurity requirement to encourage market acceptance and customer confidence. 

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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

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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Jun 23, 2020 NLC Technical Requirements V5 (NLC5) Overview Webinar

NLC5 focuses on strengthening the value of NLC technology while addressing important issues for market acceptance. Join us on Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 1:00pm-2:00pm ET, for an overview webinar that will discuss changes in the Technical Requirements for networked lighting controls, including requirements for cybersecurity.

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