Category: DLC News

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 ...

DLC Stakeholder Meeting 2018: Change Was in the Air

From evolution to revolution, “change” was the common thread running through the DLC’s three-day annual Stakeholder Meeting last in July – a conference that drew over 250 participants from 30 states, Canada, and China to Boston, Massachusetts. With a nod to the changing climate adding urgency to pursuit of energy savings, DLC Executive Director Christina ...