DesignLights Consortium New Technical Requirements for Networked Lighting Controls
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 by focusing on issues that are key to increasing customer confidence. Networked Lighting Control System Technical Requirements 5 (NLC5) strengthens requirements for listing systems on the DLC’s NLC Qualified Products List (QPL) as part of a multi-year plan for continually advancing requirements related to the cybersecurity, interoperability and energy monitoring aspects of NLCs. The QPL supports energy efficiency incentive programs for commercial and industrial (C & I) electric utility customers across the US and Canada. The new technical requirements are available to view on the DLC website, and will be discussed in detail during the DLC’s July 2 webinar.