The following tables compare DLC requirements with the Luminetworx Lighting System. Please find the original DLC document as reference below and see our notes as to how we stack up to the DLC requirements.

 

Table 1: Interior Lighting Systems

Table 1 provides a Summary of “Required” and “Reported” System Capabilities for interior lighting systems.

 

‘Required’ Interior System Capabilities

‘Reported’ Interior System Capabilities

Luminetworx

  • Networking of Luminaires and Devices
  • Occupancy Sensing
  • Daylight Harvesting / Photocell Control
  • High-End Trim
  • Zoning
  • Individual Addressability
  • Continuous Dimming
  • Energy Monitoring
  • Control Persistence
  • Scheduling
  • Device Monitoring / Remote Diagnostics
  • Type of User Interface
  • Luminaire Level Lighting Control (LLLC, integrated)
  • Personal Control
  • Load Shedding (DR)
  • Plug Load Control
  • External Systems Integration
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Cybersecurity
  • Color Changing /  Tuning
  • Ease of Implementation
  • Scene Control
Luminetworx meets all requirements.

 

Table 2: Exterior Lighting Systems

Table 2 provides a Summary of “Required” and “Reported” System Capabilities for exterior lighting systems.
 

‘Required’ Exterior System Capabilities

‘Reported’ Exterior System Capabilities

Luminetworx

  • Networking of Luminaires and Devices
  • Occupancy Sensing AND/OR Traffic Sensing
  • Daylight Harvesting / Photocell Control
  • High-End Trim
  • Zoning
  • Individual Addressability
  • Continuous Dimming
  • Scheduling
  • Energy Monitoring
  • Control Persistence
  • Device Monitoring / Remote Diagnostics
  • Type of User Interface
  • Load Shedding (DR)
  • External Systems Integration 
  • Emergency Lighting
  • Cybersecurity
  • Color Changing / Tuning
  • Ease of Implementation
  • Scene Control
Luminetworx meets all requirements.

 


Table 3: Capability and Requirement Definitions

Table 3 provides the detailed definitions for each capability or technical requirement. This table applies to both Interior and Exterior, except where noted.  Please note that the Application Form specifies in more detail what information the DLC requires from manufacturers for each capability and what information will be published on the QPL.

Row

Capability

Definition

Luminetworx

1 Networking of Luminaires and Devices The capability of individual luminaires/lamps and control devices to exchange digital data with other luminaires/lamps and control devices on the system. This capability is required at the room, space, or area level, but not at the whole building level or beyond (e.g. non-lighting systems, or the internet). Luminetworx continues to be at the for front of new technology and has had this capability since day one of its release.
2 Occupancy Sensing The capability to affect the operation of lighting equipment based upon detecting the presence or absence of people in a space or exterior environment.

Exterior systems must include either occupancy sensing or traffic sensing. They may include both, but that is not required.
Luminetworx currently has PIR sensors and daylight harvesting features already built into both hardware and software features.
3 Traffic Sensing The capability to affect the operation of lighting or other equipment based upon detecting the presence or absence of moving vehicles in an area.

Systems may satisfy this requirement through external systems integration as described below in lieu of in-system sensors if another source of data is used for presence or absence detection.

Exterior systems must include either occupancy sensing or traffic sensing. They may include both, but that is not required.
The luminetworx lighting control system with the integration of our sister company Eco-Systeminc.com Building Management System has the ability to affect changes on lights and or other systems such as environmental, access control, cctv etc.
4 Daylight Harvesting / Photocell Control The capability to automatically affect the operation of lighting or other equipment based on the amount of daylight and/or ambient light that is present in a space, area,  or exterior environment.  This capability is typically called daylight harvesting for interior systems, and photocell control for exterior systems. The luminetworx lighting control system has the ability to adjust lighting levels on a per room / per light instance.
5 High-End Trim* The capability to set the maximum light output to a less-than-maximum state of an individual or group of luminaires/lamps at the time of installation or commissioning. High-end trim must be field reconfigurable. This capability is distinct from automatic compensation for lumen depreciation, which automatically increases output as a system operates over time.

*While the DLC specifically requires “High-end trim”, some manufacturers refer to this capability as “task tuning” or “tuning” within their system interfaces. Refer to NEMA LSD 64-2014 for definitions of lighting controls terminology.
The Luminetworx PoE LED lighting system was built with this kind of control in mind. Thus we have had this feature built into the control system since it’s inception.
6 Zoning The capability to group luminaires / lamps and form unique lighting control zones for a control strategy via software-defined means, and not via physical configuration of mechanical or electrical installation details (e.g. wiring).

Interior:  Zoning is required for occupancy sensing, high-end trim, and daylight harvesting control strategies except for systems that feature luminaire level lighting control (LLLC) capabilities as defined in these requirements under “Reported Capabilities”, in which case zoning is only required for occupancy sensing and high-end trim control strategies.

Exterior: Zoning is required for high-end trim.
The Luminetworx lighting control system has an inherent zoning feature built in as we are able to control each fixture individually thus creating zones on demand.
7 Individual Addressability The ability to uniquely identify and/or address each individual luminaire/lamp, sensor, controller, and user interface device in the lighting system, allowing for configuration and re-configuration of devices and control zones independent of electrical circuiting. Every Luminetworx fixture/driver has a fixed mac address allowing for the individual control, recognition and management of each fixture.
8 Continuous Dimming The capability of a control system to provide control with sufficient resolution in output (100+ steps) to support light level changes perceived as smooth (as opposed to step dimming with a small number of discrete light levels). The Luminetworx lighting system has been able to perform continuous dimming since it’s inception.
9 Control Persistence The capability of a networked lighting control system’s lowest-level (“edge device”) luminaire/lamp controllers to execute three energy saving strategies (occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting, and high-end trim) at a room-level, or finer, resolution in the absence of  communications with the next higher networked element in the system’s topology. The Luminetworx complies with every feature and or option of control persistance.
10 Scheduling The capability to automatically affect the operation of lighting equipment based on time of day. Scheduling capability is reported for interior systems and required for exterior systems. Exterior systems are required to have time-based scheduling, and “astronomical” scheduling functionality for sunrise and sunset programming, based on geographical location and time of year. The luminetworx PoE LED lighting system has the capacity to create infinit schedules for any group or individual fixture attached.
11 Energy Monitoring The capability of a system to report the energy consumption of a luminaire/lamp and/or a group of luminaires/lamps.
  • Individual luminaire/lamp monitoring as well as energy monitoring on dedicated lighting circuits is acceptable.
  • The method by which the system implements this capability must be clearly described, including whether the system provides automated energy measurement or relies on numerical manual input during system setup for accurate measurement (such as inputting the wattage of each luminaire/lamp in a project). 
  • Reference consists of one or both of:
    • Sample .CSV file with documentation
    • API documentation
  • Energy monitoring is not required for room based systems.
In order for a system to qualify for this exemption, the DLC review process will confirm that the product claims only “Room or Zone” for interior scope as listed on the DLC QPL.
Luminetworx Lighting Controls allows you to get a daily, monthly energy consumption number as a whole or on a per fixture basis.
12 Device Monitoring / Remote Diagnostics The capability to monitor, diagnose, and report operational performance including system and/or component failures.  All luminetworx devices can be monitored and maintained from any web browser from anywhere around the world with out the need port forward and onsite router and or compromising the integrity of your local network.
13 Type of User Interface The type of interface provided by the control system for users to read and adjust control system settings during system start-up, commissioning, and/or ongoing operation. Every Luminetworx client can manage all aspects of the lighting system from our mobile app or by logging into the portal on any web browser.
14 Luminaire Level Lighting Control (LLLC, integrated) The capability to have a networked occupancy sensor and ambient light sensor installed for each luminaire or kit, and directly integrated or embedded into the form factor during the luminaire or kit manufacturing process. 

In addition to these required integrated components, LLLC systems must have control persistence capability as described in this document. 

To demonstrate commercial availability of the integrated component options, at least one family, luminaire or kit with integrated control must be verified by the DLC. Manufacturers may choose whether or not to list this information publicly on the QPL.
The Luminetworx lighting system will allow you to assign a motion sensor to each individual fixture to allow for LLLC.
15 Personal Control The capability for individual users to adjust to their personal preferences, via networked means, the illuminated environment of a light fixture or group on of light fixtures in a specific task area.  The publicly available information must clearly describe a control interface for use by a single individual who does not have access to system-wide settings.

A wireless dimmer switch may only be considered a personal control interface if product documentation:
  1. shows that the physical configuration is suitable for workstation use (i.e. a small, self-contained unit without any external wiring, suitable for use as a handheld remote control), and
  2. describes configuration for personal control within a larger area.
A software-based interface may only be considered personal control if product documentation:
  1. shows it provides a specific interface intended for personal control by an individual user within a subsection of a larger space, and that
  2. the interface only allows access to personal control functions for the light fixtures in the specific areas being controlled (i.e. each occupant can control their own area, but not their neighbors’ areas).
With the Luminetworx lighting system access can be granted on a user level for the fixture in question to allow for full control of every feature.
16 Load Shedding (Demand Response) The capability to reduce the energy consumption of a lighting system, in a pre-defined way, on a temporary basis, in response to a demand response signal. The method by which the system implements this capability must be clearly described in the publicly available reference(s).  The Luminetworx Lighting System is able to reduce the load in any number of ways. For example with the use of our motion sensor, or with the daylight harvesting feature or with a schedule or even manually.
17 Plug Load Control The capability to control the power delivered to receptacles through scheduling or occupancy sensing. The method by which the system implements this capability must be clearly described in the publicly available reference(s). The luminetworx system can configure a network controlled outlet at the ups or PoE switch level to set scheduled power on/off.
18 External Systems Integration (e.g. BMS, EMS, HVAC, Lighting, API, Cloud) The capability to exchange data with other networked systems such as building or energy management systems (BMS/EMS), heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, or other lighting and building systems via BACnet, application program interface (API) or other methods. The method, including formats and languages, by which the system implements this capability must be clearly described in the publicly available reference(s). With the integration of our sister company Eco-System Inc. we have the capability to integrate the luminetworx lighting system with a BMS, HVAC, Lighting,API, Cloud, EMS etc..
19 Emergency Lighting Publicly available documentation illustrating how a system’s luminaires connect with an emergency power source.

The QPL will provide the URL(s) for online documentation provided by manufacturers for system designers to refer to. This documentation will identify wiring diagrams, required components, and/or application guides needed to understand design considerations for integrating the system into an emergency lighting system.
 
20 Cybersecurity The compliance with a cybersecurity standard that meets the DLC criteria. The current standards are shown in Table CS-1 and listed here:
  • ANSI/UL 2900-1
  • IEC 62443
  • SOC 2
  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 27017 (with 27001)
  • FedRAMP
  • CSA STAR
 
21 Color Changing / Tuning The capability to alter the output and color of tunable white and/or variable color output luminaires via a dedicated control interface(s). To demonstrate compliance with this capability, the interface(s) must be clearly described in the product literature and allow for at least two CCT settings. These settings may be described in terms of CCT, such as 3000K or 5000K, or simple descriptive terms for the desired setting such as ‘Night’ or ‘Day’. The product literature must also specify installation and configuration requirements to implement this functionality.  
22 Ease of Implementation The QPL will identify the most typical responsible party and their required level of training to start-up and configure the system to the extent that all required capabilities are functioning.  Documentation is not required. With the Luminetworx lighting system and authorized user can be trained in every aspect of control in less than 10 minutes.
23 Scenes The capability of a system to provide two or more pre-programmed light level settings for a group or multiple groups of luminaires to suit multiple activities in a space, and allow for recall of these settings via a switch, control device, or signal from a BMS or API. All Luminetworx lighting installations allow for any number of lighting scenes to be created by any authorized user.