Networked Lighting Controls V4.0 Requirements
Networked lighting controls can save 35% or more of lighting energy used in commercial buildings while providing a host of additional capabilities and benefits, yet adoption of the technology remains limited. Barriers such as technology complexity, high cost, and lack of standardization and interoperability have prevented the technology from achieving its full potential. Education, common standards, and system selection guidance, are needed to address these barriers and achieve widespread adoption.
The DLC’s Networked Lighting Controls Technical Requirement and associated QPL provide an essential resource to efficiency program administrators, designers, specifiers, distributors, contractors, and end users to identify, compare, and select rebate-eligible, high-performing control systems for use on projects. To keep pace with quickly evolving technology and standards, the DLC revises its requirements for Networked Lighting Controls annually in June.
Desired Outcomes and Benefits
The V4.0 revision continues to raise the bar for listed systems with multiyear plans for cybersecurity, energy monitoring, and interoperability.
The listing of networked lighting controls systems in combination with utility rebates leads to higher market adoption and increased customer satisfaction.
More DLC Member utilities provide more extensive support for networked lighting controls technology.
Installers and specifiers have the data and tools they need to be able to select and install networked lighting control systems appropriately.
- April 2019: Second Draft Policy released for stakeholder comment
- April 1-3, 2019: DLC Stakeholder Meeting
- June 2019: Final Policy released