If you're a contractor who's been in the business for a while, you've probably heard the term "DLC" tossed around a lot. But what does it actually mean? In this blog post, we'll break down exactly what DLC is and how it affects your lighting projects. So, if you're curious about DLC certification, read on!
DLC is short for "Design Lights Consortium." It's a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2008 with the mission of accelerating the widespread adoption of high-performance, energy-efficient lighting products. To do this, DLC develops performance standards for commercial lighting fixtures and systems.
Contractors need to be aware of DLC because many utility rebates now require fixtures to be DLC-certified in order to qualify. In other words, if you want to get a rebate for your project, the fixtures must meet certain efficiency standards set by DLC.
Fortunately, meeting these standards is becoming easier and more affordable all the time, as more and more manufacturers like Maverick are designing their products to meet DLC criteria. And that's good news not just for contractors, but for the environment as a whole.
Many utility rebates now require fixtures to be DLC-certified in order to qualify. In other words, if you want to get a rebate for your project.
DLC is also important because it provides third-party verification of a product's performance. When you see a DLC logo on a product, you know that it has been tested and verified to meet certain standards. That can give you confidence that the fixtures you're buying will perform as advertised.
So there you have it: a brief overview of DLC and its importance in the commercial lighting world. As one of the leading providers of energy-efficient lighting solutions, we at Maverick Energy Solutions are always up-to-date on the latest industry standards. So if you need help with your next project, give us a call! We'd be happy to assist you.