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Sollum receives DLC certification


July 27, 2021
By Greenhouse Canada

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Sollum Technologies’s smart LED lighting fixture has received the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) certification.

“Beyond the conclusive tests we have conducted at Sollum, the DLC certification is final confirmation of our lighting solution’s efficiency by an independent and reputable third party,” said Gabriel Dupras, vice president of Research and Development for Sollum Technologies, a smart-LED lighting supplier based in Montréal, Que.

DLC is a not-for-profit organization that promotes high quality, energy-efficient commercial lighting products in collaboration with public utilities, other environmentally minded stakeholders, and lighting design and manufacturing companies, with members located in Canada and the United States. These partners’ contributions enable the establishment of quality standards, and provide information, tools, and technical expertise.

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“For greenhouse growers, this certification is a well-documented guarantee of efficiency for each product on the DLC website,” said Dupras. “It simplifies the research process and may result in grants for purchasing DLC-certified fixtures.”

According to the DLC website, eligible products must be “designed and intended to operate with standard North American nominal AC line voltages 25 (typically 120V-480V) or with DC voltages below 600V are eligible for DLC qualification.” Products must not incorporate light sources other than LED.

To be certified, lighting products must meet a number of technical requirements that encompass different aspects including output characteristics, efficacy, long-term performance, and safety. Examples include measures of photosynthetic photon flux, photosynthetic photon efficiency, driver lifetime and more.

Last year, Sollum announced their collaboration with Allego Acres on producing Canada’s first commercially lit greenhouse peppers in the winter.

With files from Sollum Technologies