Second Draft of New DLC Performance Standards (V5.0) for Commercial LED Lighting Published
The DLC is pleased to release the second draft of Solid-State Lighting Technical Requirements V5.0 for public comment through the DLC Stakeholder Input Process.
The Version 5.0 revision to the SSL Technical Requirements is the first of a series of specifications designed to improve the quality of light and connectivity of high performance, energy efficient commercial lighting by establishing requirements and reporting standards for DLC listed products. Version 5.0 lays the groundwork to capture and promote continuing advances and innovation in human-centric lighting characteristics such as color performance, flicker, glare, and light distribution, as well as increase the controls functionality of installed energy efficient technology so that maximum energy savings and user benefits are realized.
The DLC is seeking stakeholder input on Draft 2 through the V5.0 Comment Form. Please submit all comments using the Comment Form to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, November 8, 2019.
The goals of this version of the SSL Technical Requirements include:
While the initial draft of the Version 5.0 Technical Requirements laid out the DLC’s broad vision for improving the quality of light and controllability of products on the SSL QPL, Draft 2 focuses on implementing these requirements on a timeline that aligns with industry development cycles and current research. Metrics and capabilities that do not appear in this version may still appear in future DLC specifications as deemed appropriate.
Technical Requirements Overview
The DLC’s proposed requirements support additional energy savings while promoting better quality of light for people living and working in the built environment. The V5 program consists of a phased approach to incorporating quality of light metrics to ensure only high-quality products are listed, superior performing products can be differentiated, and additional energy savings are realized.
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For more detailed information on the changes and requirements, please review the detailed Version 5.0 policy.
Manufacturer and Industry Implementation Guidance
Draft 2 includes manufacturer and industry guidance that includes information on how V5.0 will impact the qualification process and requirements for manufacturers and testing laboratories. Manufacturers who may wish to update their product listings or others interested in how V5.0 will be implemented should consult this section for information on:
- Submitting product and private label applications under V5.0
- Required product testing under the V5.0 requirements
- Transition timelines and grace periods for V4.4 products
- Updating V4.4 products to qualify under V5.0
- Updating family groupings to meet V5.0
If you have questions about the second draft of SSL Technical Requirements V5.0, please email us at email@example.com.