DLC & Energy Star Approved Products

Let Rayon Lighting clear up some of the confusion by explaining whats the difference between energy star and dlc and why some lights have the stamp of approval from one organization nd not the other. Energy star was started by US Environmental protection agency (EPA), Which aims for businesses and individuals save money and choose products that are safer for the environment. Designlight Consortium (DLC) is similar to Energy star program DLC goal is to promote energy lighting in the building sector by influencing public policy and spreading strategies and education. Thanks to DLC we see much of progress and innovation in the market today. Simply Energy star rates consumer products and DLC rates commercial products. 



What is DesignLights Consortium?

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.

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Why Energy Star?

Around 85 percent of Americans recognize the bright blue Energy Star label as a symbol for energy efficiency, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For over 20 years, the program has made it easy for consumers to identify energy-saving products that save money on utility bills while helping to protect the environment. Realizing the economic advantage of sporting the Energy Star label on their products, manufacturers have responded by developing innovative new technologies that have improved product quality across the board. The following information helps explain why the Energy Star label is so important.

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JA8 Approved?

The definition of “high efficacy luminaires” includes all light sources identified as "efficient" under the 2013 Standards. This includes linear fluorescent, pin based compact fluorescent, GU-24 base CFL, HID, and induction. High efficacy products include any luminaire that contains a JA8-compliant lamp or other light source. In other words, any luminaire can qualify as high efficacy as long as it meets the requirements of Section 150.0 (k) and Joint Appendix JA8. Manufacturers must test their products at an accredited test laboratory and submit the results to the California Energy Commission to gain JA8 certification. A list of compliant products may be found at https://cacertappliances.energy.ca.gov.

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