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The Design Lights Consortium (DLC) has released their final version of v5.1 Networked Lighting Control technical requirements (NLC5.1). NLC5.1 is a minor revision that contains updates to the policy’s energy monitoring and cybersecurity requirements. There will not be a delisting associated with the policy. Existing listed v5.0 NLC will continue to be DLC listed.

Cybersecurity updates

  • Now accepts PSA-certified chip level 1
  • Includes updated criteria for acceptance

Other updates

  • A new section clarifies Primary Use Designations, such as “Whole Building” and “Portfolio”.
  • The “Requirements Other Than Control Capabilities” section is now formatted as Table 0, rather than as text.
  • The words “Interior” and “Exterior” were changed to “Indoor” and “Outdoor” to align with other DLC documents.

The Final NLC5.1 Technical Requirements can be found HERE.

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GTG Group is China reputable testing & certification service provider that specializes in assisting businesses and manufacturers in obtaining DLC (DesignLights Consortium) certification for their lighting products. The DLC certification is highly regarded in the energy-efficient lighting industry, as it signifies that a product meets rigorous performance standards and is eligible for utility rebates in many regions.

Here’s how GTG Group can help you with DLC certification:

  1. Pre-certification assessment: GTG Group can conduct a thorough review of your lighting products to ensure they meet the necessary technical specifications and performance criteria required for DLC certification.
  2. Documentation preparation: They can assist in preparing the comprehensive documentation needed for the certification process, including technical data sheets, photometric reports, and other relevant materials.
  3. Submission assistance: GTG Group can guide you through the submission process, ensuring that all required information is accurately and completely provided to the DLC.
  4. Compliance monitoring: After obtaining DLC certification, they can help you maintain compliance with any updates to the DLC requirements, ensuring your products remain certified and eligible for rebates.
  5. Market access: With DLC certification, your products gain access to a broader market, including government procurement programs and utility rebate lists, which can significantly increase your sales opportunities.

By partnering with GTG Group, you can streamline the DLC certification process, save time, and ensure that your energy-efficient lighting products are recognized and preferred by consumers and utilities alike. Interested in learning more? Please fill out our short form, our expert will be glad to assist further.

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