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LUNA Additional Reading

Learn more about the effects of light on nighttime environments.

Key Takeaways
  • Outdoor lighting design
  • Effects of light pollution on wildlife
  • Inequities of outdoor lighting

External Horticultural Tools and Resources

These resources are supplemental materials for particular areas of interest in horticultural lighting. Although these external resources and tools were not created by the DLC, they may be helpful for those in CEA industry.

Key Takeaways
  • Horticultural Tools and Calculators
  • State Cannabis Regulations
Responsible Lighting at Night: Bridging the Inequality Gap

Webinar: Responsible Lighting at Night – Bridging the Inequality Gap

This webinar examines the societal and professional misconceptions, and safety and health implications of poor quality of light at night on marginalized communities. Panelists discuss how investments in well designed, responsible light can meet communities' needs.

Key Takeaways
  • How lighting choices affect the mental health, well-being, and safety of occupants.
  • The systemic choices that have led to underrepresented communities' lack of good lighting.
  • Ways that light has been used in systems of racism and oppression.
Responsible Lighting at Night: The Impact of Light on Wildlife & Ecosystems

Webinar: Responsible Lighting at Night – the Impacts of Light on Wildlife & Ecosystems

This webinar introduces the topic of environmental impacts of light at night on wildlife and ecosystems.

Key Takeaways
  • How the National Park Services works to protect the environment and wildlife from the negative impacts of light at night.
  • Large scale initiatives working to keep migrating birds safe from building collisions.
  • The state of scientific knowledge and standards for enabling design solutions that minimize harm to wildlife and the environment.

NLC5 Cybersecurity Overview

UPDATED 7/14/2022 - Now includes information on the PSA standard. Through research and outreach, the DLC has identified several cybersecurity standards and services that satisfy the cybersecurity criteria in the NLC5 Technical Requirements. To help manufacturers and other users find an appropriate standard and/or service for their networked lighting control system, this resource provides additional information on each standard and service and summarizes their application.

Key Takeaways
  • Summaries of cybersecurity services and standards recognized by the DLC (updated 7/14/22 to include PSA standard)
  • Descriptions of the primary application and timeline for certification of the cybersecurity standards listed in Tables CS-1 & CS-2 of the DLC NLC5 Technical Requirements
Whitepaper: Proposed Revisions to DLC Energy Reporting Requirements

Whitepaper: Proposed Revisions to DLC Energy Reporting Requirements

This whitepaper describes various proposals to make DLC requirements and recommendations for energy reporting more useful to a broader audience. The proposals are based on the new ANSI standards and on input from a working group convened in Q4 2021 comprised of representatives from DLC member efficiency programs and DLC industry partners.

Key Takeaways
  • Energy efficiency programs have varying requirements for energy reporting, creating burden for manufacturers to create a unique reporting function for each program.
  • This whitepaper describes various proposals to make DLC requirements and recommendations for energy reporting more useful to a broader audience.
  • These proposed changes are being made available in advance of a public comment period so that stakeholders can consider implementation and prepare accordingly.

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