DLC 4.0 Premium is now effective starting April 2017Atara Lights
The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) is a non-profit 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.
Its Qualified Products List (QPL) includes LED fixtures available on AtaraLights.com that are certified for light output, distribution, efficacy, color characteristics and lumen maintenance, as defined for a wide range of commercial lighting applications.
As of April 3, 2017, products that do not meet the V4.0 Technical Requirements will be removed from the active qualified product list and will not be eligible for energy rebates.
Download a copy of new 4.0 standards here. In short, DLC continually upgrade design standards to ensure and encourage innovation in LED technology.
Feel free to contact one of Atara Lights staff to learn more information on DLC premium standards.