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LED Lights Compliant with New DLC QPL Requirements

Throughout the summer of 2016, the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) has been developing revisions to the technical requirements for their Qualified Products List (QPL). This list is a directory of LED lighting products that qualify for rebates and other incentives.
Incentives for DLC QPL purchases are generally issued by utility companies and other energy authorities to commercial and industrial buyers. However, the list also serves as a resource for the consumer market as its technical requirements dynamically reflect the continually improving quality of energy saving and lighting performance that is technologically and commercially available.

The QPL’s new Technical Requirements Table version 4.0 (TRT v4.0) includes allowances for special-use luminaires, a new provision for evaluating the color rendering abilities of a light source according to the Illuminating Engineering Society’s TM-30-15 standards. Most notably, it also sets higher efficiency standards across all lighting categories.

The DesignLights Consortium’s TRT v4.0 has officially gone into effect as of September 1st 2016. LED Waves is pleased to report that their new 1×4, 2×2, and 2×4 foot LED panel lights meet the relevant v4.0 requirement of 100 lumens per Watt. At 107, 110, and 118 lumens per Watt (respectively), the company’s entire Skylight 2.0 Ultra Thin LED Panel collection qualifies for use as Luminaires for Ambient Lighting of Interior Commercial Spaces under the Indoor – Troffer category.

As indoor troffer replacements, the entire Skylight collection comes ready to simply drop into existing ceiling grids. Additional accessories are available for surface/flush mount, drywall/recessed, ceiling suspension, and gap mount installations.

Other products from LED Waves which continue to qualify for DLC QPL status under the new technical requirements include

  • the Owl Pack series (outdoor security lights in 10 to 100W Watt models)
  • the SMART Tube (fluorescent ballast-compatible 4-foot LED T8 replacement)
  • the Marquee series (outdoor floodlights in modular packs of 1 to 10 LED boards)
  • the EZ40 LED Wall Pack (complete luminaire replacement for outdoor E40 wall pack fixtures)

All new product submissions must now meet the new requirements in order to earn a spot on the Qualified Products List. LED lights that qualify only under the previous technical requirements (v.3.1 and earlier) will maintain DLC QPL status through February 2017.

Owl Packs on Sale Two Ways

LED Waves is pleased to announce some new special offers for our best-selling Owl Pack Outdoor LED Flood Light collection! Choose from two ways to save:

OwlPack LED Flood Sale 15% Off Buy Two Get One FreeThis month only, buy any two regular priced Owl Packs and get one additional unit for free – saving you up to 33% on these best-selling items!

No coupon code is required; simply select the money-saving “Three Unit Bundle” option on any Owl Pack. The free offer applies to Owl Packs of equal or lesser value only, and may not be combined with any other offer. (Call us to mix-and-match your three-unit bundle.) This offer is valid through May 31st, 2016.

OR, if you’re shopping for a single LED flood, individual Owl Pack units are also on sale – with prices slashed 15% across the entire collection.

Each Owl Pack offers winning features including:

  • A bright, crisp beam of light from a single high-power COB LED
  • Energy savings over HID technology (avg. 98 lumens/Watt)
  • L70 lifespan up to 120,000 hours; backed by our 5 year warranty
  • High performance recognized by the DesignLights Consortium
  • Sturdy construction, thanks to in-house assembly in the USA

Shop today OR call 1(800)986-0169 for special orders, technical assistance, or a free lighting schematic from our friendly experts.

Owl Pack™ Outdoor LED Flood Series Now DLC Qualified

You asked and we delivered: the Owl™ Outdoor LED Wall Pack series has made it to the DesignLights Consortium Qualified Products List! A resource for the commercial, industrial and public building sectors, the DLC QPL is comprised of retrofit and replacement lights eligible for rebates through energy incentive programs.

Owl Pack LED flood DLC listed LFI14Make sure to check out the entire series for your next building project, as every Owl Pack model – from 10 to 200 Watts – has made the cut for the DLC QPL in the Outdoor Wall-Mounted Area Luminaires category. (Note that some LED floods qualify driven at 120 VAC only, and the others qualify at both 120 and 277 V AC. Speak to a representative at 1-800-986-0169 for voltage compatibility for your specific DLC project.)

The DLC-qualified Owl™ Outdoor LED Wall Pack series is on view this week at the LIGHTFAIR International 2014 trade show & conference – along with yet another upcoming outdoor light we’ve been developing. If you’re at the show, stop by booth 2237 at the Las Vegas Convention Center for a sneak peak! If not, stay posted here for more details on this exclusive new product coming soon.