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The DesignLights Consortium's (DLC) networked lighting controls program launched in 2015 and is designed to accelerate widespread implementation of lighting controls in commercial buildings and exterior environments by addressing market barriers to adoption. The organization’s continually expanding set of resources for lighting controls include the Networked Lighting Controls (NLC) Qualified Products List, which contains comprehensive information about NLCs from virtually every major manufacturer; an online and in-person installer training curriculum; a savings estimator tool; case studies; and research on energy savings data and interoperability of systems. The DLC controls initiative continues to expand and explore connected lighting as the gateway to the proliferation of smart buildings and cities.

The DLC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the widespread adoption of high-performing commercial lighting solutions. The DLC promotes high-quality, energy-efficient lighting products in collaboration with utilities and energy-efficiency program members; manufacturers; lighting designers; and federal, state, and local entities. Through these partnerships, the DLC establishes product quality specifications; facilitates thought leadership; and provides information, education, tools, and technical expertise.