Tag: Networked Lighting Controls

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 ...

The Value of Dimming

Workplaces are widely diverse – from large corporate headquarters and warehouses to dentists’ offices, school classrooms, and retail spaces. One thing most have in common, however, is the presence of lights in the ceiling. And, more and more, we are learning how aspects of that lighting can significantly impact employees’ levels of comfort, stress, motivation, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...