Most Read Articles of the Year

Note about how we determined the top news articles of the year: No articles about our new product launches or features, time based events like elections or trade shows, or …

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Exploring DLC® Premium: Past, Present, and Future

  Three years into DesignLights Consortium® Premium, with over 130,000 (and growing) products listed, it’s worth exploring why DLC® Premium was initiated, its intended purpose, and whether it’s actually having …

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Key Takeaways from IEA’s Energy Efficiency 2018

Last month, the International Energy Agency (IEA) released a report, Energy Efficiency 2018, in which they examined the current state of energy efficiency across the globe. Additionally, they took a …

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How to Create an Energy Efficiency Proposal that Closes Deals Faster

  Proposals can be tricky. While in the end it may result in a sale, the task of putting one together can be quite cumbersome and time consuming. We’re going …

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Field Adjustable Light Output and Concerns

  As part of the Design Lights Consortium’s® Technical Requirements V4.4 update, Field-Adjustable Products can now be listed on the SSL QPL. This policy update allows the QPL to keep …

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Environmental Focus: Energy Savings, Sustainability & Global Warming

  Most of the time when we talk about energy efficiency in this industry, we talk about the economics. When trying to convince building owners, businesses and policy makers to …

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State of LED Rebates

  “Aren’t LED rebates going away soon?” is a question we hear ALL THE TIME. People cite a number of different points when making this claim, but two of the …

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LEDs: Growth & Global Market

  In recent years, LEDs have surpassed incandescent and CFL to become the most common lighting technology installed today. The energy savings associated with LEDs and the improved aesthetic of …

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A manufacturer’s guide to understanding how to use rebates to increase sales

Rebates…UGH. They’re like your favorite worst enemy. We all know how important rebates are to the world of LEDs, but easy access into constantly changing utility programs has never been …

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July 2018 Recap of DesignLights Consortium® Stakeholder Meeting

The DesignLights Consortium® Stakeholder meeting was held earlier this month at Boston Park Plaza in Boston, Massachusetts – the hometown of the DesignLights Consortium! Networking kicked-off this event and was …

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