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Are you leaving energy savings on the table? New research says you might be.

Limitations of state efficiency policies routinely result in understated energy savings potential of lighting systems, and particularly advanced lighting control technologies, inadvertently leaving substantial savings on the table, according to a new study released today. Efficiency programs that capitalize on system-level lighting efficiency measures – combining lighting technology upgrades with networked lighting controls (NLC) – ...

Saving More with Networked Lighting Controls

Despite their vast potential to increase energy efficiency and advance smart building goals, network lighting controls (NLC) have yet to fully hit their stride due to several factors dampening wider and faster adoption of this emerging technology. The energy-saving promise of NLC s was highlighted in a 2018 DLC study that showed adding NLCs to ...

The DLC Releases Revised V5.0 Draft Performance Standards for Commercial LED Lighting

The DesignLights Consortium today unveiled the second version of an updated commercial lighting policy that combines continued emphasis on persistent energy savings with new, greater focus on the controllability and quality of light demonstrated by products approved for the DLC’s Qualified Products List (QPL). The DLC is a central resource for the lighting industry, utilities, and ...

Networked Lighting Controls: Focus on Cybersecurity

Data breaches, ransomware, cyberattacks. These terms are peppering news reports and conversations more than ever, causing more than a little nail-biting. In fact, a 2017 Gallup poll revealed that Americans are more worried about cyberattacks than violent crime and terrorism. And perhaps for good reason, considering a 2018 Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) report that ...

Giving Networked Lighting Controls More Value with Energy Monitoring

Informing the design of utility efficiency programs, educating end-users on product effectiveness, and holding manufacturers accountable for their energy efficiency claims were among the benefits of energy monitoring of networked lighting cited by DLC stakeholders gathered for the DLC’s annual Stakeholder Meeting in April. Energy monitoring – the ability of a networked lighting controls (NLC) ...

Lighting the Way to Smarter Buildings

“Lighting isn’t just lighting anymore.” That statement from Darlene Pope, Global Head of Smart Buildings and Digital Workplace at WeWork, was an overriding theme of the “Lighting and the Smart Building” panel at the DLC’s 2019 Annual Stakeholder Meeting in St. Louis. Conference attendees learned that the number of smart buildings is projected to grow ...

DLC Implements New Benchmark for Energy Efficiency in Horticultural Lighting

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) today announced the first horticultural lighting products tested and determined to meet its new performance standard, an industry benchmark designed to boost efficiency and reduce electricity consumption in the expanding and energy-intensive indoor/vertical horticulture and cannabis cultivation markets. A DLC-led session at the New England Cannabis Convention on Sunday, March 24, will detail the new grow ...