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DLC Releases Horticultural Technical Requirements V2.1

Nov. 2, 2020
The proposed update adds additional eligible product types to the Technical Requirements with a proposed effective date of July 1, 2021. Comments on V2.1 must be submitted by Nov. 20, 2020.

The DesignLights Consortium (DLC) recently released a draft update to its Technical Requirements as Version 2.1 (V2.1). The proposed update adds additional eligible product types to the Technical Requirements with a proposed effective date of July 1, 2021.

In response to DLC member and stakeholder input, V2.1 proposes establishing eligibility for three new product types to the DLC Horticultural Lighting Program. To support the qualification of fixtures that enable greater whole facility energy savings by removing excess heat from the grow environment, among other strategies, the DLC is proposing technical requirements specific to externally supplied actively cooled horticultural fixtures; DC-powered fixtures; and LED replacements for linear fluorescent and HID lamps.

While no new requirements are added for existing products, proposed requirements specific to the new product types are included in V2.1 under the “Special Considerations” section of the policy document.  New language is highlighted in the draft to indicate additions for ease of review. 

The DLC is seeking stakeholder input from V2.1 before releasing the second draft of the V2.1 requirements in March 2021. Comments can be submitted using the V2.1 comment form to [email protected] by Friday, November 20.

For more information on Horticultural Technical Requirements V2.1, to see full definitions of each newly added product types, and to download the first draft of V2.1, visit the DLC’s website.  

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