RAB Lighting today announced that Lightcloud is the first and only advanced lighting control system eligible for utility company rebates. It is the first system listed on the DLC Qualified Product List (QPL).
"The DLC listing for Lightcloud is an impressive milestone in the evolution of the Lighting Industry as utility incentives transition from LED Lighting to Control Systems," said Ross Barna, CEO of RAB. "The DLC and the consortium of Utilities it represents clearly recognize the potential for energy savings that advanced lighting controls systems offer."
Lightcloud is a powerful, easy-to-use, and very affordable wireless control system. The selection by DLC is an additional validation of Lightcloud as the only current choice to radically reduce energy costs in commercial buildings. The listing on DLC QPL qualifies Lightcloud for lucrative utility energy efficiency programs that reduce upfront costs and accelerate the payback period.
The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that the use of lighting controls in commercial buildings will save $10.4 billion annually. To date, adoption of these systems is less than 3%, chiefly because traditional lighting control systems are often very costly to install and intimidating to use.
Lightcloud breaks down these barriers by using simplified setup and commissioning, and can be controlled from any mobile device as well as a laptop. The system is available from more 6,000 electrical supply distributors in the USA. For installation, an electrical contractor just wires the Lightcloud devices for power and the job is done.
"We are thrilled to see Lightcloud recognized as the first system to meet the DLC requirements and credit the Lightcloud team of visionaries, hardware engineers and software engineers who have been working diligently to bring this innovative system to life," said Jason Oliver, V.P. of Software Development at RAB.
Scheduling, daylight harvesting, personal dimming, occupancy sensing and other control techniques are intelligently combined to save users up to 68% on lighting energy costs starting on day one. RAB's control solution can be used for retrofits with incandescent, fluorescent, metal halide and LED lighting loads, regardless of the fixture manufacturer. Also, RAB offers a wide array of fixtures with Lightcloud pre-installed for lighting replacement applications and new construction.
"As utilities and customers increasingly turn their attention to networked lighting controls, the DLC qualification provides a resource for systems that have met strict standards for performance," said Gabe Arnold, the DesignLights Consortium's Market Strategies Program Manager. "We are pleased that Lightcloud is the first system to be qualified to meet these standards."
Lightcloud is available from all electrical distributors that carry RAB products. For more information about Lightcloud, call 888-722-1000 or visit http://lightcloud.com.
About RAB Lighting:
RAB Lighting is committed to creating high quality, affordable, well designed and energy efficient LED lighting and controls that make it easy for distributors to sell, electricians to install and end users to save energy. Founded in 1946, RAB has a vibrantly growing infrastructure of manufacturing facilities and engineering capabilities that ensure great product design and quality. For more information, call (888) RAB-1000 or visit http://www.rabweb.com or http://www.lightcloud.com.