DLC News
April 22, 2019

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

The DLC is pleased to release the second 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. Based on comments received on Draft 1, the second draft includes updates on:

  • 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. Please submit all comments using the V4.0 Comment Form to comments@designlights.org by Friday, May 10, 2019.

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