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.

Energy saving opportunities for residential utility lighting programs will soon be largely exhausted due to growing market saturation and EISA federal standards set to take effect in 2020. Commercial and industrial (C&I) utility lighting programs, however, face a very different fate. The type of product addressed by EISA – screw base lighting – accounts for only 10% of fixtures and sockets installed in C&I buildings versus 90% of residential. Lighting product types used by C&I facilities are primarily indoor linear fixtures (72% of installed products). In each C&I product category, the large installed base coupled with relatively low LED market saturation offers significant potential for future energy savings, particularly when paired with networked lighting controls.Regardless of state or region, a path exists to maintain C&I lighting portfolios at or above current levels until at least 2028.