Tag: Solid-State Lighting

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 ...

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 ...

Lighting the Way Forward

A lot of people are asking themselves what will happen to the LED lighting industry in the next few years. The success of utility incentive programs and an ever-increasing bar for energy efficient products has led some to believe that industry has done everything possible to reach efficacy levels that please both utility commissioners and ...