Dear DLC Members and Stakeholders:

The DLC is convening an Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) to support the mission and strategic direction of the DLC. Activities and topics for review include, but are not limited to, general business and industry updates, enabling lighting quality through the qualified products list, utility program best practices, ongoing opportunities, challenges and potential risks to the advancement of energy saving lighting technologies.

A charter that outlines more information on the committee can be found here: DLC Industry Advisory Committee Charter

As described in the IAC charter, the IAC will be comprised of representatives from different sectors of the lighting industry, including the top five OEMs found on the QPL. For the additional seats on the IAC, the DLC is requesting selfnominations for representatives to participate from the following areas:

  • Designee from three (3) small OEMs – Small is defined as having less than 250 employees
  • Designee from two (2) lighting controls manufacturers
  • One (1) Lighting Designer East 
  • One (1) Lighting Designer West

Nomination Process

Nominations represent a commitment to attend and participate in regular meetings as outlined in the IAC charter. To submit a self-nomination, please email info@designlights.org by Thursday, December 3rdwith the relevant subject lines detailed below. Small OEMs must include the number of current employees at their company. The DLC reserves the right to restrict participation or request additional information to ensure nominees are included in the appropriate group.

  • Small OEM self-nominations: email info@designlights.org with the subject line, “IAC Nomination: Small OEMS.” Please indicate the name of the designee, company name and address, contact information and number of current employees at your company. Click here for an email template.
  • Lighting Controls manufacturer self-nominations: email info@designlights.org with the subject line, “IAC Nomination: Lighting Controls Manufacturers.” Please indicate the name of the designee, company name and address, and contact information. Click here for an email template.
  • Lighting Designer East: email info@designlights.org with the subject line, “IAC Nomination: Lighting Designer East.” Please indicate the name of the designee, company name and address, and contact information. Click here for an email template.
  • Lighting Designer West: email info@designlights.org with the subject line, “IAC Nomination: Lighting Designer West.” Please indicate the name of the designee, company name and address, and contact information. Click here for an email template.

Selection Process

The Lighting Designer representatives will be appointed by the DLC. Designees from three small OEMs and two lighting controls manufacturers will be elected through a polling process of their peers. That is, small OEMs will be asked to select three representatives from the self-nominations for small OEMs, and lighting controls manufacturers will be asked to select two representatives from the self-nominations for lighting controls manufacturers. 

Voting will take place between Wednesday, December 9th and Wednesday, December 16th. Polls will be distributed via email to the appropriate distribution lists of DLC contacts. If you would like to be added to the DLC contacts list, please email info@designlights.org.

Timing

Self-nominations will be accepted via email through Thursday, December 3rd. Polling for small OEMs and lighting controls manufacturers will take place from Wednesday December 9th through Wednesday, December 16th. Official appointments for the IAC will be contacted by the DLC and announcements made on the DLC website.

Should you have any questions about the IAC, self-nomination, or selection process, please contact info@designlights.org.

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