A new smart lamp has earned a listing on the DesignLights Consortium™ (DLC) Networked Lighting Controls (NLC) Qualified Products List. Lunera, an IoT infrastructure company, recently announced the company’s connected Smart T8 Lamp with its cloud-based Ambient Compute Platform has earned the listing.
The Smart T8 Lamp is the only qualified NLC product with networked lighting controls integrated within the lamp, and is available for us in commercial, institutional and industrial, building retrofit projects. The smart lamp is also separately listed as a DLC qualified device.
The DLC is dedicated to accelerating the adoption of high-performing, energy efficient commercial lighting solutions. Through specification and qualification process, DLC qualification has become the hallmark of utility company rebate programs. New incentives and rebates, which are increasingly being offered to NLC-certified systems, can significantly reduce the cost of upgrading the lighting systems. Utility companies are pursuing NLC qualified solutions due to additional energy savings and access to verified, real-time energy usage data.
The DLC NLC qualification is important to the energy industry because it further reduces unnecessary energy consumption, enables utility companies and power consumers to more directly manage peak power demands and provides energy producers with verifiable energy usage data to justify the investment they make through program rebates.
The Smart T8 delivers energy savings through its integration of LED technology, embedded microprocessors and an ambient light sensor; external occupancy sensors; and commissioning/energy/lighting management software. Together these create an open and cloud-connected solution, enabling Lunera and third-party applications to use the infrastructure beyond networked lighting controls for energy management optimization including occupancy-based HVAC control and peak power usage management.
In 2016, Lunera and Retrolux, a company that makes lighting retrofit software, announced they were partnering on smart lighting products. Retrolux’s integrated software solutions for the commercial lighting retrofit industry are now exclusively featured in Lunera’s smart LED products.
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