The DLC will be switching to a new application portal for SSL and Hort applications on January 31, 2022. Any SSL and Hort applications that have been created must be submitted by close of business on January 31 in order to complete their review through the old portal. Any applications that remain unsubmitted on February 1 must be recreated in the new portal. There will be no change for NLC applications at this time. Click for more details.

Help address light pollution through the new LUNA requirements.

Learn how our community is supporting energy efficiency goals and improving lighting quality across North America.

The DLC targets energy efficiency and quality by verifying the highest performing lighting products.

Our purpose is to improve lighting quality and save energy for people and the environment.

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Lighting for a better future.

Learn how we’re driving energy efficiency and lighting quality in the commercial space across North America.

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70%

increase in average efficacy of DLC qualified solid-state lighting products since we began in 2011.

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$240 million

total possible annual energy savings if horticultural facilities switch to LED lighting.

49% more

lighting energy savings possible when a networked lighting control system is combined with LED lighting.

200+

combined years of lighting expertise and industry experience on the DLC team.

22%

greater lifetime savings potential when LEDs and controls are installed as a system.

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>54%

increase in fixtures listed on the Hort QPL since the start of 2020 - meaning more product variety and savings.

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Policy Development

Lighting evolves. The DLC works to establish LED lighting and controls as the gateway to connected infrastructure, meaning smart buildings and smart cities that can lead the way to net zero carbon emissions.

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Addressing Light Pollution

The DLC’s new LUNA requirements provide a dark sky friendly option for specific categories of outdoor solid-state lighting so that lighting decision makers can identify products that save energy AND minimize sky glow.

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Accomplish More with Networked Lighting Controls

Networked lighting controls (NLC) have vast potential for not only energy efficiency and energy management, but for building optimization and functionality. Learn how we can work together to drive adoption of this rapidly evolving technology.

DLC News & Perspectives

Meet the DLC! Bagwat Mohan: Your NLC Application Expert

Jan 25, 2022

The DLC’s Upcoming New App Portal: What You Need ...

Jan 11, 2022

Update Listed Horticultural Lighting Products to V2.1 b...

Dec 23, 2021

New Cybersecurity Standard and Method of Compliance Add...

Dec 22, 2021

Final Release: LUNA Requirements V1.0

Dec 17, 2021

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