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2014 DLC Stakeholder Meeting Agenda


What to Expect 

           July 28 - FREE pre-conference workshops and Evening Happy Hours. 

           July 29 - Day One of speaker presentations, panel discussions, and networking. Evening Off-site Reception.

           July 30 - Day Two  of speaker presentations, panel discussions, and networking.

           July 31 - Half Day of DLC member only meeting (by invitation only)

Note: The preliminary meeting agenda is subject to change. 


Monday, July 28, 2014 Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Thursday, July 31, 2014
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Monday - July 28, 2014 (pre-conference workshops)

12:00–5:00 p.m. Registration opens (On-site registration available)
1:00–5:00 p.m.

Informal Sessions/Workshops:
(room may be limited; first come first serve)

CEU Courses:

1:00–2:30 p.m.

Efficiency Programs 101

SSL 101


2:30-3:30 p.m.

DLC 101

Advanced SSL


3:30-4:30 p.m.

Advanced DLC



6:00–9:00 p.m. On Site “Happy Hours” Reception
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Tuesday - July 29, 2014

7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30–9:00 a.m.

Welcome To San Diego!

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Keynote: TBA

10:00–10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

DLC Value to Manufacturers: The Benefit and the Burden

DLC listing distinguishes LED luminaire manufacturers from competitors, and opens the door for utility program support. But testing and applying take time and money. Is it worth it? And can it be done better? Hear from the lighting community on DLC’s value.

12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-2:30 p.m.

Commercial Energy Efficiency Lighting Programs

Utility programs are bound by mandated energy savings goals and by public funding limits. But they are ultimately responsible to their customers to assure quality and performance. LED lighting, paired with DLC tools and resources, serve both sides of the equation. Hear what utilities need from both the DLC and manufacturers, and what how we will evolve the technology grows and matures.

2:30-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00–5:00 p.m.

Technical Breakout Sessions:

Structured Networking (By invitation only)

3:00–4:00 p.m.


4:00-4:30 p.m.
4:30-5:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. Offsite Reception @ PETCO Parl
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Wednesday - July 30, 2014

7:30–8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30–9:30 a.m.

Introducing Performance Tiers to the DLC QPL

Should DLC add a ‘super DLC’ qualification at a performance level beyond the current minimum threshold? Will that push the market to higher levels? Will it distinguish the best players? Can this be done without causing confusion? Hear where DLC stands and share your opinions.

9:30–10:30 a.m.

DLC Product Verification Testing Program

How do we protect the integrity of a list of over forty thousand luminaires? Let’s talk about a program to verify product performance. Hear what DLC has learned about other verification programs and help us understand what we can do to protect the QPL. 

10:30–11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Technical Breakout Session:  Structured Networking (by invitation only)
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.


12:00–1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 –2:30 p.m. Technical Breakout Sessions: Structured Networking (by invitation only)
1:30-2:00 p.m.
2:00-2:30 p.m.
2:30–3:00 p.m. Break
3:00–4:00 a.m.

DLC Policy Development

The DLC luminaire qualification process has been a work in progress over the last four years, and it’s running like a well oiled machine. So how and when do we change the oil? We will talk about timing, methods, and look at a few issues such as dimming, now at the top of the list. 

4:00–5:15 p.m.

Future Planning for the DLC

As the lighting industry is evolves, NEEP is investigating options to keep the DLC current and relevant. Hear about the course of commercial lighting energy efficiency opportunities from multiple perspectives.

5:15–5:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
5:30 p.m. Stakeholder Meeting Ends
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Thursday - July 31, 2014    (DLC Members Only)

8:00–9:00 a.m. Breakfast/Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. DLC Member Meeting
12:00 p.m. DLC Member Meeting Ends
View the 2013 DLC Stakeholder Meeting Agenda.


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About DLC

The DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) is a project of Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP), a regional non-profit founded in 1996 whose mission is to serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to accelerate energy efficiency in the building sector through public policy, program strategies and education. The DLC promotes quality, performance and energy efficient commercial sector lighting solutions through collaboration among its federal, regional, state, utility, and energy efficiency program members; luminaire manufacturers; lighting designers and other industry stakeholders throughout the U.S. and Canada.

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