The latest energy efficiency industry news, tips, trends, and insights from the Encentiv Energy team.

Diving Into the DLC® V5.1 Delisting Deadline

Updated on 06/09: Encentiv Energy is tracking utilities who have publicly announced offering a grace...
Amanda Marchione May 20, 2022

Analysis: Top States for Recessed Downlights Rebates

On top of offering versatility, energy savings, and up to 25,000-hour lifespan, ENERGY STAR® certifi...
Kelli DeThomas February 26, 2022

The Importance of Luminaire Level Lighting Controls in the Future of Energy Efficiency

Last month we summarized some of the important takeaways from the latest Networked Lighting Control ...
William Walker November 29, 2020

Impacts of DLC® 5.1 Dimming Policy on Product Design and Sales

Updated May 18, 2021 to reflect current DLC® requirements. As of October 2020, due to changes in DLC...
Mike Cham October 29, 2020

What you need to know: DesignLights Consortium® V5 Technical Requirements

Updated May 18, 2021 to reflect revisions
Mike Cham February 28, 2020

What to Expect from DLC® V1.2 Hort Report Technical Requirements

Review of DLC® Version 1.2 Hort Report technical requirements and what to expect. In the latest upda...
Steve Bolibruck October 30, 2019

Top 5 articles you need to read now

These articles are the best of the best. Learn about utilities and why they give away money, horticu...
Ashley Garia August 28, 2019

DesignLights Consortium® Updates to Testing Requirements for DC/PoE Luminaires

In order to simplify policy and reduce the amount of testing required of manufacturers, the DLC has ...
Ashley Garia August 20, 2019

LED New Technology Adoption: HID Replacement Lamps

If you attended our February webinar [View the webinar Utility Rebates: What's New in 2019 here] you...
Mike Cham April 24, 2019

Horticultural Lighting: Utility Incentive Programs & DLC® Hort Qualification

Horticultural lighting is a fast-growing market in the LED industry. With a focus on year-round cult...
Steve Bolibruck April 24, 2019

2019 DesignLights Consortium® Stakeholder Meeting Recap

The eighth annual DesignLights Consortium® Stakeholder Meeting was held April 1-3, 2019 at the Ritz-...
Mike Cham April 15, 2019

Does Field-Adjustable Light Distribution Have an Impact on Utility Rebates?

The last piece of the DesignLights Consortium’s® (DLC®) V4.4 SSL standard, Field-Adjustable Light Di...
Mike Cham March 27, 2019

Exploring DLC® Premium: Past, Present, and Future

Three years into DesignLights Consortium® Premium, with over 130,000 (and growing) products listed, ...
Mike Cham December 13, 2018

Field Adjustable Light Output and Concerns

As part of the Design Lights Consortium’s® Technical Requirements V4.4 update, Field-Adjustable Prod...
Mike Cham October 30, 2018

July 2018 Recap of DesignLights Consortium® Stakeholder Meeting

The DesignLights Consortium® Stakeholder meeting was held earlier this month at Boston Park Plaza in...
Ashley Garia July 31, 2018

DesignLights Consortium® Controls Summit Recap

The DesignLights Consortium® 2018 Controls Summit was held in San Ramon, California at the spectacul...
Ashley Garia March 29, 2018

An Inside Look at the DesignLights Consortium 2017 Stakeholder Meeting

I attended the sixth annual DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) Stakeholder Meeting in Portland, Oregon i...
Steve Bolibruck July 27, 2017

Don't panic, just make sure you're clear on this

If you didn’t take a 6-month vacation, odds are you’ve been developing projects that will be affecte...
Ashley Garia April 20, 2017

What You Need to Know about DLC Requirements V4.0

DesignLights Consortium™ is implementing the final step in the Technical Requirements Version 4.0. W...
Ashley Garia March 12, 2017

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