Category: DLC News

DLC Issues Final V5 Performance Standards for Commercial LED Lighting

Released in two parts - V5.0 and V5.1, new technical requirements embody a phased approach to incorporating quality of light metrics into high-performing, energy efficient lighting. Released today is the final version of new performance standards for high-performing solid-state commercial lighting, continuing a decade-long push to maximize efficacy and energy efficiency, while moving to capture ...

Networked Lighting Controls System Technical Requirements V5 (NLC5) Released and Open for Comment

Policy continues multi-year effort to boost the value of NLC technology by addressing critical issues of cybersecurity, energy monitoring, and interoperability - leading to wider adoption   In a continuing effort to stimulate market adoption of networked lighting controls (NLC), the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) yesterday released for comment a new version of its technical requirements ...

DLC Launches Online Tool for Networked Lighting Control Systems

The DLC today launched an online Qualified Products List for networked lighting controls (NLC) – making it easier and faster for architects, building owners, contractors and others to find NLC products best suited for their projects. The new tool is the DLC’s latest effort to broaden adoption of energy-saving and smart building-enabling NLC technologies. Like the online ...

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 ...

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 ...

The DLC Provides a First Look at New Draft Performance Standards for Commercial LED Lighting

While continuing a decade-long push to maximize efficacy and energy efficiency in commercial lighting, the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) today unveiled the first draft of a new policy that puts new and significant emphasis on quality of light as a bar products must clear for inclusion on the DLC’s Qualified Products List (QPL). The DLC is ...

SSL Technical Requirements V5.0 – First Draft Coming Soon!

Next week will mark another milestone for the DLC and our partners, as we launch a first draft of the new version of our Solid State Lighting Technical Requirements (V5.0). While this draft won’t contain the full technical requirements that will appear in the final policy, it will outline what we see as practical and ...