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DLC 5.0 Technical Requirements for Network Lighting Controls

Learn more about DLC 5.0 and QPL program. Review key requirements for interior and exterior lighting control systems. See how Synapse meets these requirements, and more.

OVERVIEW

The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating the widespread adoption of high-performing commercial lighting solutions. They currently have product qualification programs for Solid State Lighting, Horticulture Lighting, and Lighting Controls and list qualified product for each program on their website at www.designlights.com.

The DLC’s Networked Lighting Controls (NLC) program has a number of technical requirements for interior and exterior lighting control systems. Each vendor is measured against a list of technical requirements. To be included in the Qualified Products List (QPL) a system must meet all of the required capabilities. Systems that do not offer these capabilities are not eligible to be listed. In addition to the “required” capabilities, the DLC also documents “reported” capabilities that are important details about each system.

The SimplySnap network lighting control system from Synapse has met all of the required capabilities for the latest version and is listed in the Qualified Products List (QPL) for both interior and exterior network lighting controls. Any NLC4 systems that have not been updated to NLC5 and do not have DLC-recognized cybersecurity will be delisted on February 28, 2022.

Key Interior and Exterior System Capabilities
The following pages include a list of the key required and reported capabilities with details of how each one is met.

DLC 5.0 System Capabilities
DLC 5.0 System Capabilities Chart
System Capabilities Chart

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