Power management company Eaton today announced that more than 12,000 of the light-emitting diode (LED) luminaires from its Cooper Lighting Division have been listed on the DesignLights Consortium® (DLC) Qualified Product List (QPL). The QPL is a leading resource that distinguishes quality, high-performing LED products for commercial and industrial projects from more than 500 manufacturers. Eaton’s LED products represent the broadest portfolio available, with greater than 3.5 times more models listed than any other manufacturer.
“The DLC Qualified Products List saves time and brings confidence to lighting specifiers and property owners that are selecting efficient and reliable products to support sustainable design practices,” said Mark Eubanks, president, Cooper Lighting Division. “We are committed to providing our customers with high performance, energy-saving products that meet the strict standards of the DesignLights Consortium.”
Eaton’s Cooper Lighting business accounts for greater than 25 percent of the 42,801 products on the QPL. The products listed include indoor and outdoor fixtures from the Halo, Metalux, Corelite, McGraw-Edison, Lumark, Invue and Streetworks product lines. LED products include outdoor area and roadway luminaires; parking garage and canopy luminaires; outdoor wall-mount, floodlight and bollard luminaires; high bay and low bay fixtures; track lighting fixtures and troffer-type fixtures, among others.
Over its 14-year history, the DLC program has driven the lighting market toward innovation by providing information, education, tools and technical expertise for cutting-edge technologies. Products on the QPL meet established minimum performance criteria defined by a third party organization. The QPL, which today sets the bar for utility efficiency program incentives across the U.S. and Canada, helps utilities stay on top of the latest manufacturer product developments.
“DLC is a very useful and effective tool for us utilities in that it carries out the due diligence of performance qualification for LED luminaires,” said Dan Mellinger, lighting strategy manager, Efficiency Vermont. “In addition, it provides us with a forum to actively participate in shaping energy efficiency policy on a national level. Finally, DLC constantly challenges existing standards and raises the bar higher for quality and innovation in the LED lighting space.”
Each of the products listed on the QPL must be a high-performing commercial LED product that meets the DLC's minimum performance requirements. The DLC helps builders, architects, designers and commercial property owners from across the nation implement improved design practices in all areas of the commercial lighting market. By providing supporting members with resources and information on reliable LED solutions, the DLC hopes to ensure that high-quality, energy-efficient lighting design becomes commonplace in all lighting installations.
“Having a DLC listing gives piece of mind to engineers and lighting designers in knowing that their specified lighting is a product that meets strict guidelines on energy efficient lighting,” said David L. Gaertner, P.E., Firsching, Marstiller, Rusbarsky and Wolf Engineering Inc. “In addition, building owners can now have the confidence that the light fixtures being installed in their facility are both energy efficient and quality products. It is also a prerequisite for receiving local rebates on purchasing and installing energy efficient lighting.”
To learn more about Eaton’s Cooper Lighting business, please visit www.cooperlighting.com.
Eaton’s Cooper Lighting Division delivers a range of innovative and reliable indoor and outdoor lighting solutions, as well as controls products specifically designed to maximize performance, energy efficiency and cost savings. The Lighting business serves customers in the commercial, industrial, retail, institutional, residential, utility and other markets.
Eaton’s Electrical Sector is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.