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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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Aug 1, 2018 New DLC Draft Policies: SSL V4.4 Second Draft (Horticultural Lighting, DC/PoE Lighting, & Field-Adjustable Light Output and Light Distribution)

The DLC is pleased to release the second draft of SSL Technical Requirements V4.4, which includes policies to qualify horticultural lighting, DC/PoE lighting products, products with field-adjustable light distribution capability, and a revision to the previously-released policy for products with field-adjustable light output capability.

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Jun 28, 2018 Boston Hosts National Energy Efficiency Conference July 9 - 11

Horticultural lighting, lighting-health connection, and using lighting innovation to  expand the “smart” building movement are among topics on tap for US and Canadian manufacturers, utility efficiency officials and energy thought leaders.

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Jun 20, 2018 NOTICE: New Private Label Application Form Required July 2, 2018 at 9:00am ET

Beginning at 9:00 am ET on July 2, 2018, an updated version of the DLC Private Label Application Form must be used for all Private Label applications. The updated application form is available on the Private Label page.

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Jun 8, 2018 Notice: DLC Private Label Application Fee Change Effective July 2, 2018

As of July 2, 2018, the fee for each Private Label ITR will be increased to $250 to better cover the costs of validation and review. Applications which are invoiced on or after July 2, 2018 will reflect the new fee structure, regardless of the submission date of the application.

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May 24, 2018 Notice: DLC Field-Adjustable Requirements Temporarily Suspended

The DLC is temporarily suspending the qualification of new field-adjustable light output products against the new requirements in order to revise the policy. These revisions will allow greater flexibility and will provide additional clarity on the differences between field-adjustable products and dimmable products.

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Jun 1, 2018 New DLC Policy: NLC Technical Requirements V3.0 Released

The DLC is pleased to release the final version of Networked Lighting Controls (NLC) Technical Requirements Version 3.0. This revision of the requirements is effective as of June 1, 2018.

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May 30, 2018 NEW DLC DRAFT POLICY: DLC Surveillance Testing Policy

The DLC is pleased to release a second draft of the DLC Surveillance Testing Policy for stakeholder comment. Please submit your comments to info@designlights.org by Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

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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

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 18, 2018 DLC Draft Technical Requirements V4.4: Horticultural Lighting Overview Webinar

On April 13, the DLC released a 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 first draft of the DLC Technical Requirements for Horticultural Lighting Products.

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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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Mar 19, 2018 DLC SSL Technical Requirements V4.3 Final Policy Review Webinar

On March 12, 2018, the DLC released SSL Technical Requirements V4.3. This webinar provides an overview of the changes that will go into effect on March 26 due to the new Technical Requirements.

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Mar 21, 2018 DLC SSL Technical Requirements V4.3 Final Policy Review Webinar - MANDARIN

On March 12, 2018, the DLC released SSL Technical Requirements V4.3. This webinar will be presented in Mandarin, and provides an overview of the changes that will go into effect on March 26 due to the new Technical Requirements.

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