The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) has released a Networked Lighting Controls category in its Qualified Products List (QPL). The first qualifying products will be published in June 2016. The likely result is inclusion of networked lighting controls in rebate programs that annually allocate billions of dollars in funding to promote energy-efficient lighting. Comprised of 83 members […]
The DLC has announced Version 1.0 of the Networked Lighting Control (NLC) System Specification. This specification and the coinciding Qualified Products List (QPL) for Networked Lighting Controls will provide a valuable new resource to the lighting market, utilities and energy efficiency programs to understand, evaluate and compare Networked Lighting Control Systems. The NLC QPL will […]
About two-thirds (64%) of the United States is covered by prescriptive lighting rebates, according to BriteSwitch, a rebate fulfillment company. These rebates can significantly reduce the installed cost of new lighting in existing buildings and improve payback by 20-25%, which would reduce a two-year payback to about 1.5 years. Rebates became popular in the 1990s […]
According to BriteSwitch, for the fifth year in a row, lighting control rebates continue to remain at fairly high, stable levels compared to their costs. For example, current average rebates now available include: * $32.68 for remote-mounted occupancy sensors * $30.30 for fixture-mounted occupancy sensors BriteSwitch reports: “The relatively high rebate amounts (versus the cost), […]
The DesignLights Consortium recently distributed a letter revising its application process to request information from manufacturers regarding the dimming capabilities of their luminaire, retrofit kit, and linear replacement lamp products for which they are seeking listing on the DLC Qualified Products List (QPL). Edisonreport.net has the story here.
Demand for electricity in the United States has gone up in all but four years since 1949. The Department of Energy predicts growth in capacity of 0.6% per year through the year 2040. Many states and utilities have long considered energy efficiency a resource for satisfying growing demand. According to a study by the American […]
DSIRE is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency. Established in 1995 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, DSIRE is an ongoing project of the N.C. Solar Center and the Interstate Renewable Energy Council. Click here to see a […]
Utility and regional energy efficiency organization rebates and incentives have been a major driver in demand for energy-efficient lighting and controls since the early 1990s. Today, more than $6 billion in commercial lighting rebates and other incentives are offered by utilities and energy efficiency organizations covering some 80% of the United States. Currently, rebates and […]