Tag: Energy Savings

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...