Category: Technology

New Technical Requirements Announced for Networked Lighting Controls

Policy is part of the DLC’s over-arching strategy to stimulate broader NLC adoption by addressing critical issues of cybersecurity and interoperability On June 23, 2020, the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) released a new version of its technical requirements for networked lighting controls, aiming to encourage wider market adoption of this energy saving and smart building-enabling technology ...

Moving Toward Intelligent Buildings: Interoperable Networked Lighting Controls

Intelligent buildings are highly autonomous and “think” on their own to operate at the highest-possible efficiency, create a comfortable and productive occupant environment, and facilitate the modernization of the electric grid. This intelligence relies heavily on the communication and exchange of actionable information across building systems, known as “interoperability”1. Networked lighting control (NLC) systems can ...

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 ...

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 ...