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Guidance for Using Allowances

This resource provides examples of the testing required to qualify products to the SSL QPL using efficacy allowances, and explains how those allowances may affect the product’s QPL listing.

Key Takeaways
  • Provides four example scenarios for using efficacy allowances when qualifying products to the SSL QPL.

Application Guidance for LUNA V1.0

This resource explains common misunderstandings of the LUNA Technical Requirements that impact application review and timing and provides information about specific items to pay particular attention to on the application form.

Key Takeaways
  • Detailed information on how to ensure a complete LUNA application.

LUNA V1.0 Technical Requirements Guidance for Submitters

This companion to the LUNA V1.0 Technical Requirements provides a high-level summary of the key LUNA requirements that differ from the SSL V5.1 requirements.

Key Takeaways
  • Summary of information needed to create a complete LUNA application.
  • Eligible and non-eligible product types under LUNA.
  • Required supporting documentation for LUNA applications.

Sample Language for Light Pollution Mitigation Bylaws and Ordinances

Outdoor lighting ordinances, bylaws, and other community policies can help mitigate light pollution and negative impacts on wildlife, address light and energy equity issues, and provide guidance to help select products that meet the community’s needs. Written policies that specify what type of light is acceptable during nighttime hours clarifies expectations for product selection and verification. This resource was created by the DLC to provide sample language that can be used by communities as a starting point in creating their own light pollution bylaws or ordinances, and modified to meet the specific needs of the community or municipality.

In this Resource
  • Provides generic language that can be included in written policies that specify what type of light is acceptable during nighttime hours clarifies expectations for product selection and verification.
Guidance for Submitting Horticultural Product Images

Guidance for Submitting Horticultural Product Images

Because product design and form factor can vary considerably between manufacturers and brands, the DLC requires a product image to accompany each Hort V3.0 QPL listing. This guidance document details the DLC's requirements and style guidelines for product images.

In this Resource
  • Requirements and guidelines for formatting and submitting product images to accompany Hort V3.0 applications.
Evaluating the non-energy benefits of advanced networked lighting controls

Evaluating the Non-Energy Benefits of Advanced Networked Lighting Controls

This resource, which summarizes research commissioned by the DLC and conducted by Skumatz Economic Research Associates, Inc. (SERA), identifies non-energy benefits (NEBs) specific to NLC usage and develops a methodology for assigning them quantitative values. 

Key Takeaways
  • “Non-energy benefits” of NLCs can enable inclusion of anticipated savings from productivity gains, safety and security enhancements, extended equipment lifecycles, and more in cost-benefit calculations.
  • Developing a methodology for assigning quantitative values to NEBs will enable utility incentive program staff and others to use an expanded set of metrics for measuring the cost-effectiveness of NLC implementation.
  • Research showed statistically significant non-energy benefits from NLCs for both lighting decision makers and building occupants.

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