Tag: Energy Savings

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 ...

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 ...

Wave of Savings Still Ahead in the C&I Lighting Sector

While market transformation of residential lighting is a near term reality, with the impending EISA standards and high market saturation,  the story is very different in the world of commercial lighting. For the C&I sector, the right decisions right now can ensure savings opportunities and realize significant benefits, and utility programs should support them for ...