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DLC 4.0 standard is about to introduce your product light high enough

After four months, DLC plans to re-introduce the 4.0 standard, and the standard will focus on improving the product’s luminous efficiency requirements, and for domestic export enterprises, the certification pressure is definitely heavier.

Last year in November, DLC introduced the new 3.1 norms, the installation of the wall lights and corn lamps into the certification category, to the domestic export enterprises have brought new development opportunities. After four months, DLC plans to re-introduce the 4.0 standard, and the standard will focus on improving the product’s luminous efficiency requirements, and for domestic export enterprises, the certification pressure is definitely heavier.

“In the United States, DLC certification, although it is non-mandatory certification, but its importance can not be ignored.” Measurement test chairman Nie Pengxiang mentioned, DLC is on mining lamps, shed lights, floodlights, lamps and other non-home Class lighting products, energy star certification, you can make end customers get government subsidies. This also leads to the use of DLC certified products to become the preferred choice for end customers.

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This time involved in lamps, including lamps, fluorescent lamps, high lights and so on. To lamp, for example, the light efficiency requirements from 100 lumens rose to 110 lumens, with the support of the luminous efficiency requirements from 85 lumens rose to 100 lumens.

Access to customs data for 2015, exports ranked second is the LED tube. The export volume of LED bulbs (including stent lights) for 2015 is $ 927 million. Can be expected, this light adjustment for the domestic lighting business exports, the impact is very large.

“According to our current situation, about 40% -60% of the export lamps can not meet the DLC 4.0 standard.” Nie Pengxiang said the Americans are good at doing amateur things very professional, perfect market regulation. These unacceptable products must be upgraded by January 1, 2017, or they will be removed by DLC and will no longer be eligible for government subsidies.

In Nie Pengxiang view, the light effect of the adjustment will also bring the cost of export lamps rising. “Domestic export enterprises are more OEM OEM, as long as the DLC 4.0 light standard can be done, the certification is not they should be concerned.” But fortunately, the introduction of 4.0 standard light standard, have noticed The impact of the new standard on costs, reserved for bargaining space.

It is understood that in the United States on February 19, 2016, DLC official announced the first 4.0 standard and gives the standard revision plan. At the same time DLC for the following topics to collect comments, the relevant information can be directly fed back to the DLC, the submission deadline for March 18 (the next issue).

1, the new requirements on the current and is developing the impact of lighting products. In assessing the impact of new requirements on the product, the manufacturer should take into account the transition period of the new standard, that is, the product of the current standard certification before January 2017 will not remove the column name.
2, the impact of new standards on product costs. For DLC members, the cost of the product itself and the impact on the purchase decision is also a key factor to consider, DLC hope that some of the performance of the cost of the distribution of the situation for their reference.
3, to improve the impact of light on the quality of products, including optical control. DLC understands that the increase in luminous efficiency may bring other trade-offs that may have a negative impact on the quality of the product.
4, color quality. With the TM-30 standard release, CRI to TM-30 transition to a lot of discussion, but DLC that the application of the standard is still too early. DLC consider asking for the reporting of these parameters, the manufacturer has comments on the standard can be mentioned.
5, DLC this update is not planned to add a new category. Questions about the new category DLC will focus on research in the second quarter. Discussions on new features such as toning, power-over-Ethernet products will also be discussed in the second quarter.

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