DLC News
February 5, 2019

New DLC Draft Policy: Networked Lighting Controls Technical Requirements V4.0

The DLC is pleased to release the first draft of Networked Lighting Controls (NLC) Technical Requirements V4.0 for public comment through the stakeholder input process.

Version 4.0 focuses on strengthening the value of NLC technology while addressing important issues for market acceptance. V4.0 includes updates in the areas of: 

  • Cybersecurity – the practice of defending networked systems and data from malicious attacks.
  • Energy Monitoring – the capability of a system to report the energy consumption of a luminaire and/or a group of luminaires.
  • Interoperability – the capability of lighting and/or building systems or components to connect to one another and function in a defined and appropriate manner.

With new language for these focus areas, the DLC aims to further accelerate the adoption and energy savings potential of networked lighting controls.

Download Draft Technical Requirements

DLC NLC Technical Requirements V4.0 Objective and Desired Outcomes

Comment Form

The DLC is seeking stakeholder input through the V4.0 Comment Form and in person at the 2019 Stakeholder Meeting April 1-3 in St. Louis, MO. The DLC expects to release one additional draft of these Technical Requirements before finalizing in June 2019. Please submit all comments using the V4.0 Comment Form to comments@designlights.org by Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Informational Webinar

The DLC will host an informational webinar on Tuesday, February 19, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm ET to review the first draft of NLC Technical Requirements V4.0.

Register for Webinar: Feb 19 @ 1pm ET 

If you have any questions about the first draft of NLC Technical Requirements V4.0, please email us at info@designlights.org.