The DLC Blog
The DLC blog is intended to educate, inform, and provide a platform for discussion for the DLC’s many stakeholders. A variety of topics will be addressed, including technical and non-technical content, posts related to LED lighting, networked lighting controls, utility programs, the DLC mission, the DLC’s technical workplan, and other relevant industry developments.
DLC Logo Violation Notices
DLC Logo Violation notices are intended to provide utility energy efficiency programs and other specifiers with confirmation that a product in question is using the DLC logo or trademark without permission, and the performance has NOT been evaluated by the DLC. Logo Violation Notices will be posted here with the date, information about the company, and product(s) that have violated the DLC’s Logo and Trademark Guidelines.
Study: Energy Savings from Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems with and without LLLC
Completed in partnership with the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA), this research builds upon the DLC's 2017 study, Energy Savings from Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems. The results not only improve existing NLC energy savings estimates, but also provide more in-depth savings analyses, such as savings estimates from NLC systems with and without luminaire level lighting control (LLLC), and savings estimates from high-end trim compared to other control strategies.
Report: Interoperability for Networked Lighting Controls
This report explores the current interest in networked lighting controls (NLC) and the benefits various stakeholders can attain from championing interoperable systems. Three actionable use cases work to show why interoperability is a core component for ongoing operation of energy savings programs and is essential for the long-lasting relevance of NLCs.
Study: Commercial & Industrial Lighting Lifetime and Peak Demand Analysis
New research from the Alliance to Save Energy and the DLC indicates that state efficiency policies routinely understate energy savings potential of lighting systems, leaving substantial savings on the table. Key recommendations of the report include shifting energy efficiency programs toward incentive strategies that promote LED lighting and networked lighting controls (NLC) as a system, which could increase NLC lifetime savings by 22% and help shave peak demand.
Study: Energy Savings Potential of DLC Commercial Lighting and Networked Lighting Controls
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 your region and across the country.
Study: Energy Savings from Networked Lighting Control (NLC) Systems
In 2017, the DLC collected energy data from multiple networked lighting control system installations to develop improved estimates of energy savings and to better understand how this data can be used more effectively. The results presented in this report provide utilities, regulators, manufacturers, specifiers, and end-users with better estimates of NLC energy savings by utilizing embedded energy reporting capabilities and anonymized performance data from NLC systems across a variety of existing installations.
Efficiency Member Incentive Program Summaries - Solid-State Lighting
The incentive program summaries are intended to help provide a comparison of solid-state lighting program offerings and incentive levels across DLC Member territories. This table serves as an overview of the territories covered by DLC Members.
Efficiency Member Incentive Program Summaries - Networked Lighting Controls
This table provides an overview of the incentives offered by DLC utility members for DLC-qualified networked lighting control systems. The summaries are intended to help program managers compare offerings, and to inform manufacturers of incentives across DLC member territories.
Efficiency Member Incentive Program Summaries - Horticultural Lighting
The incentive program summaries are intended to help provide a comparison of horticultural lighting program offerings and incentive levels across DLC Member territories. This table serves as an overview of the territories covered by DLC Members.