When choosing a lighting product for your commercial property, it is important to take into account the various environmental and industry certifications to ensure that you are installing a high quality, energy efficient fixture.
The Designlights Consortium, or DLC, is a regional non-profit organization hosted and managed by the Northeast Energy Efficient Partnership (NEEP). Recognizing that many commercial lighting solutions were lacking in quality, DLC was organized by various partners consisting of utility companies and energy efficient program managers. Since 1996, DLC has been dedicated to the overall adoption of energy-efficient commercial lighting products and has assisted in adding additional quality standards to allow quality driven products to stand above the rest.
Benefits of DLC
Whether you are a lighting manufacturer, utility program administrator, end-user or even a governing body – all benefit from the set DLC standards. Manufacturers are able to showcase their fixtures as high quality and energy-efficient with LM-79, LM-80 and temperature measurements. In addition to the additional testing procedures, DLC also offers a Qualified Products List, allowing end-users, governing bodies and utility groups to have a resource of tested and approved quality products.
To learn more about how a lighting product becomes DLC listed and to see the current DLC Qualified Products List, visit www.designlights.org.