Product Eligibility

Product Eligibility

The DLC qualifies commercial LED luminaires, retrofit kits, linear replacement lamps, mogul (E39) screw-base replacement lamps, and four pin-base replacement lamps for CFLs for inclusion in DLC Members' energy efficiency rebate and incentive programs. Available Primary Use designations are prioritized and developed by DLC energy efficiency program Members. Any rebates or incentives are provided at the discretion of each individual energy efficiency program. Products submitted for qualification must be marketed as and intended for one of the available Primary Use designations below to be eligible. 

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Eligible Luminaires
 

  • Outdoor Pole/Arm-Mounted Area and Roadway Luminaires. Typical street lights, parking lot lights. May be cobra-head shaped, shoe-box, etc.
  • Outdoor Pole/Arm-Mounted Decorative Luminaires. Commonly, in-town street lights, may be acorn-shaped, etc.
  • Outdoor Full-Cutoff Wall-Mounted Area Luminaires. Typically walkway or security lights, affixed to building wall. May be box-shaped. These products produce no uplight.
  • Outdoor Non-Cutoff and Semi-cutoff Wall-Mounted Area Luminaires. Typically walkway or security lights, affixed to building wall. May be box-shaped. The products produce a non-negligible amount of uplight.
  • Bollards. Architectural outdoor lighting fixtures comprising short, upright ground-mounted units, typically giving off light from the top or the sides, and used to illuminate walkways, steps, or pathways.
  • Parking Garage Luminaires. Ceiling-mounted luminaires for use outdoors or in locations open to elements in multi-deck garages.
  • Fuel Pump Canopy Luminaires. Ceiling-mounted luminaires for use outdoors or in locations open to elements in gas station canopies.
  • Landscape/Accent Flood and Spot Luminaires. Small, low-lumen, directional luminaires intended to highlight objects and areas in outdoor lighting. Manufacturers must follow NEMA guidelines for declaring beam spread.
  • Architectural Flood and Spot Luminaires. Directional luminaires intended to highlight objects and areas in outdoor lighting. May include billboard lighting. Manufacturers must follow NEMA guidelines for declaring beam spread.
  • Stairwell/Passageway Luminaires. Corner- or surface-mounted luminaires that provide lighting in stairwells and passageways. Luminaires must meet one of the following conditions: include integral controls, operate off of remote sensors where remote sensor is packaged together with the luminaire under a single model number, or be designed to operate off of remote sensors, where the luminaire and sensors are sold separately, but the luminaire has features enabling communication with a remote sensor. Controls must assure the luminaire reverts to lower-power, lower-light output state when there are no occupants in the vicinity.
  • Wall-Wash Luminaires. Luminaires designed to illuminate walls in interior spaces.
  • Track or Mono-Point Directional Luminaires. Usually ceiling-mounted tracks or fixed single head. Adjustable aim "cans". Complete LED fixtures (not replacement lamps in existing cans such as PAR 38 or MR16 lamps).
  • Vertical Refrigerated Case Luminaires. Strip lights in refrigerator cases, vertically mounted along refrigerator case door mullions. Category covers only complete luminaires, with all necessary components. Replacement lamps are not currently eligible under this category.
  • Horizontal Refrigerated Case Luminaires. Strip lights in refrigerator cases, horizontally mounted along refrigerator case shelves or canopies. Category covers only complete luminaires, with all necessary components. Replacement lamps are not currently eligible under this category.
  • Display Case Luminaires. Strip lights. Usually mounted horizontally at frame edges of glass case. Replacement lamps such as MR16 or PAR 38 lamps are not eligible.
  • 1x4, 2x2, and 2x4 Luminaires for Ambient Lighting of Interior Commercial Spaces. Common recessed, suspended, or surface-mounted fixtures intended to provide ambient lighting in settings such as office spaces, schools, retail stores, and other commercial environments. Products submitted in these categories must meet the stated form factors with a tolerance of ±4 inches.
  • Direct Linear Ambient Luminaires. Suspended- or surface-mounted luminaires or recessed luminaires, no wider than 12", designed to provide direct lighting in indoor spaces. Products may be designed to be installed end-to-end to create long chains, and may be described as direct, indirect, semi-direct, semi-indirect, or general ambient, depending on intended lighting distribution. Utilitarian "strip" style fixtures are also eligible under this category. Products intended for cove lighting are not currently eligible under this category.
  • Linear Ambient Luminaires with Indirect Component. Suspended-mounted luminaires or recessed luminaires, no wider than 12", designed to provide ambient lighting in indoor spaces, including an intentional lighting component that is indirect. Products may be designed to be installed end-to-end to create long chains, and may be described as indirect, semi-direct, semi-indirect, direct-indirect, indirect-direct, or general ambient, depending on intended lighting distribution. Utilitarian "strip" style fixtures are not eligible under this category. Products intended for cove lighting are not currently eligible under this category.
  • High-Bay Luminaires for Commercial and Industrial Buildings. Pendent, recessed, or surface-mounted fixtures specific for indoor high ceiling spaces (intended for ceilings ≥25').
  • Low-Bay Luminaires for Commercial and Industrial Buildings. Pendent, recessed, or surface-mounted fixtures specific for indoor ceiling spaces (intended for <25').
  • High-Bay Aisle Luminaires for Commercial and Industrial Buildings. Pendent or surface-mounted fixtures specific for indoor high ceiling spaces (intended for ceilings ≥25'), in locations that require lighting of aisles.
     


Eligible Retrofit Kits
 

  • Retrofit Kits for Outdoor Pole/Arm-Mounted Area and Roadway Luminaires. Integrated-style kits that replace all reflectors and optical systems of existing luminaires. Not screw-in "lamps" intended as HID replacements.
  • Retrofit Kits for Outdoor Pole/Arm-Mounted Decorative Luminaires. Integrated-style kits that replace all reflectors and optical systems of existing luminaires. Not screw-in "lamps" intended as HID replacements.
  • Retrofit Kits for Large Outdoor Pole/Arm-Mounted Area and Roadway Luminaires. Integrated-style kits that replace all reflectors and optical systems of existing luminaires. Not screw-in "lamps" intended as HID replacements.
  • Retrofit Kits for Outdoor Full-Cutoff Wall-Mounted Luminaires. Integrated-style kits that replace all reflectors and optical systems of existing luminaires. Not screw-in "lamps" intended as HID replacements.
  • Retrofit Kits for Parking Garage Luminaires. Integrated-style kits that replace all reflectors and optical systems of existing luminaires. Not screw-in "lamps" intended as HID replacements.
  • Retrofit Kits for Fuel Pump Canopy Luminaires. Integrated-style kits that replace all reflectors and optical systems of existing luminaires. Not screw-in "lamps" intended as HID replacements.
  • Integrated-Style Retrofit Kits for 2x2, 1x4, and 2x4 Luminaires for Ambient Lighting of Interior Commercial Spaces. Troffer retrofit kits that replace all reflectors and optical systems of the existing luminaire, effectively creating a completely new luminaire.
  • Linear-Style Retrofit Kits for 2x2, 1x4, and 2x4 Luminaires for Ambient Lighting of Interior Commercial Spaces. Tube-shaped or strip-style retrofit kits for troffers. Products in this category do not replace the optical systems of the existing luminaire, and leave the basic form of the existing luminaire intact.
  • Retrofit Kits for Direct Linear Ambient Luminaires. Retrofit kits for “strip” luminaires and other types of linear ambient luminaires. Do not employ existing lamp holders or “pin” bases.
  • Retrofit Kits for High-Bay Luminaires for Commercial and Industrial Buildings. Integrated-style kits that replace all reflectors and optical systems of existing luminaires. Not screw-in "lamps" intended as HID replacements.
  • Retrofit Kits for Low-Bay Luminaires for Commercial and Industrial Buildings. Integrated-style kits that replace all reflectors and optical systems of existing luminaires. Not screw-in "lamps" intended as HID replacements.
     


Eligible Linear Replacement Lamps
 

  • Linear Replacement Lamps ("plug and play") (UL Type A). Four- and two-foot "tubes" designed to replace four- or two-foot fluorescent lamps, respectively. Products in this category employ lamp holders to connect to the fixture being retrofitted and are designed to be "plug and play" replacements for fluorescent lamps. That is, products in this category can operate off an existing fluorescent ballast, and do not require mechanical or electrical changes to the fixture. Note that due to testing considerations, at this time only products that can operate off electronic instant start ballasts are eligible. Replacement lamps designed to operate off existing magnetic ballasts, or off other types of electronic ballasts, are not eligible. Please note reference to UL type is derived from UL 1993, 4th edition, 2012-12-04 Section SA6.13.1. (See Linear Replacement Lamps page for more detail on testing requirements)
  • Internal-driver/Line Voltage Linear Lamp-Style Retrofit Kits (UL Type B). Four- and two-foot "tubes" designed to replace four- or two-foot fluorescent lamps, respectively. Products in this category employ lamp holders to connect to the fixture being retrofitted, but do not operate off the existing fluorescent ballast. These products require rewiring of the existing fixture to bypass the ballast and send line voltage directly to the lamp holders. Please note reference to UL type is derived from UL 1993, 4th edition, 2012-12-04 Section SA6.13.1. (See Linear Replacement Lamps page for more detail on testing requirements) NOTE** Internally-driven lamps that can operate either off a fluorescent ballast or off line-voltage will be denoted as "Dual Mode" on the QPL. Products must be tested under worst-case operating condition.
  • External-driver Linear Lamp-Style Retrofit Kits (UL Type C). Four- and two-foot "tubes" designed to replace four- or two-foot fluorescent lamps, respectively. Products in this category employ lamp holders to connect to the fixture being retrofitted, do not operate off the existing fluorescent ballast, and require rewiring of the existing fixture to replace the ballast with an external driver. The lamp holders are then wired to receive only the low-voltage electricity that is supplied by that external driver. Note that due to testing considerations, only one- or two-lamp four-foot lamp systems, or one- and three-lamp two-foot lamp systems are eligible. Development of provisions for systems with alternative numbers of lamps operating off single drivers is under consideration. Please note reference to UL type is derived from UL 1993, 4th edition, 2012-12-04 Section SA6.13.1. (See Linear Replacement Lamps page for more detail on testing requirements)
  • Dual Mode Internal Driver Linear Replacement Lamps (UL Type A and Type B). Four- and two-foot "tubes" designed to replace four- or two-foot fluorescent lamps, respectively. Products in this category have the ability to operate off the existing fluorescent ballast and also have the ability to operate off of line voltage if the troffer is rewired to bypass the ballast. These products connect to the troffer using standard pin-base connections to the lamp holders. Note that at this time only products that can operate off electronic instant start ballasts are eligible. Products that are designed to operate off magnetic or non-instant start electronic ballasts are not eligible. Please note reference to UL type is derived from UL 1993, 4th edition, 2012-12-04 Section SA6.13.1. (See Linear Replacement Lamps page for more detail on testing requirements)
     


Eligible Mogul (E39) Screw-base Replacement Lamps
 

  • Mogul Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps for Outdoor Pole/Arm-Mounted Area and Roadway Luminaires (Internal Driver/Type B). LED replacement lamps for HID lamps which require the existing HID ballast to be bypassed and the lamp holder to be wired with line voltage, used in outdoor pole/arm-mounted area and roadway luminaires. Only mogul-base (E39) products are eligible. Lamps are only considered qualified in the end-uses they are listed in.
  • Mogul Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps for Outdoor Full-Cutoff Wall-Mounted Area Luminaires (Internal Driver/Type B). LED replacement lamps for HID lamps which require the existing HID ballast to be bypassed and the lamp holder to be wired with line voltage, used in outdoor wall-mounted area luminaires. Only mogul-base (E39) products are eligible. Lamps are only considered qualified in the end-uses they are listed in.
  • Mogul Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps for Outdoor Decorative Luminaires (Internal Driver/Type B). LED replacement lamps for HID lamps which require the existing HID ballast to be bypassed and the lamp holder to be wired with line voltage, used in outdoor decorative luminaires. Only mogul-base (E39) products are eligible. Lamps are only considered qualified in the end-uses they are listed in.
  • Mogul Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps for Parking Garage Luminaires (Internal Driver/Type B). LED replacement lamps for HID lamps which require the existing HID ballast to be bypassed and the lamp holder to be wired with line voltage, used in parking garage luminaires. Only mogul-base (E39) products are eligible. Lamps are only considered qualified in the end-uses they are listed in.
  • Mogul Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps for Fuel Pump Canopy Luminaires (Internal Driver/Type B). LED replacement lamps for HID lamps which require the existing HID ballast to be bypassed and the lamp holder to be wired with line voltage, used in fuel pump canopy luminaires. Only mogul-base (E39) products are eligible. Lamps are only considered qualified in the end-uses they are listed in.
  • Mogul Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps for High-bay Luminaires (Internal Driver/Type B). LED replacement lamps for HID lamps which require the existing HID ballast to be bypassed and the lamp holder to be wired with line voltage, used in high-bay luminaires. Only mogul-base (E39) products are eligible. Lamps are only considered qualified in the end-uses they are listed in.
  • Mogul Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps for Low-bay Luminaires (Internal Driver/Type B). LED replacement lamps for HID lamps which require the existing HID ballast to be bypassed and the lamp holder to be wired with line voltage, used in low-bay luminaires. Only mogul-base (E39) products are eligible. Lamps are only considered qualified in the end-uses they are listed in.
  • Mogul Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps for Outdoor Pole/Arm-Mounted Area and Roadway Luminaires (External Driver/Type C). LED replacement lamps for HID lamps which require the existing HID ballast to be replaced with an external LED driver (the lamp holder is not wired with line voltage), used in outdoor pole/arm-mounted area and roadway luminaires. Only mogul-base (E39) products are eligible. Lamps are only considered qualified in the end-uses they are listed in.
  • Mogul Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps for Outdoor Full-Cutoff Wall-Mounted Area Luminaires (External Driver/Type C). LED replacement lamps for HID lamps which require the existing HID ballast to be replaced with an external LED driver (the lamp holder is not wired with line voltage), used in outdoor wall-mounted area luminaires. Only mogul-base (E39) products are eligible. Lamps are only considered qualified in the end-uses they are listed in.
  • Mogul Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps for Outdoor Decorative Luminaires (External Driver/Type C). LED replacement lamps for HID lamps which require the existing HID ballast to be replaced with an external LED driver (the lamp holder is not wired with line voltage), used in outdoor decorative luminaires. Only mogul-base (E39) products are eligible. Lamps are only considered qualified in the end-uses they are listed in.
  • Mogul Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps for Parking Garage Luminaires (External Driver/Type C). LED replacement lamps for HID lamps which require the existing HID ballast to be replaced with an external LED driver (the lamp holder is not wired with line voltage), used in parking garage luminaires. Only mogul-base (E39) products are eligible. Lamps are only considered qualified in the end-uses they are listed in.
  • Mogul Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps for Fuel Pump Canopy Luminaires (External Driver/Type C). LED replacement lamps for HID lamps which require the existing HID ballast to be replaced with an external LED driver (the lamp holder is not wired with line voltage), used in fuel pump canopy luminaires. Only mogul-base (E39) products are eligible. Lamps are only considered qualified in the end-uses they are listed in.
  • Mogul Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps for High-bay Luminaires (External Driver/Type C). LED replacement lamps for HID lamps which require the existing HID ballast to be replaced with an external LED driver (the lamp holder is not wired with line voltage), used in high-bay luminaires. Only mogul-base (E39) products are eligible. Lamps are only considered qualified in the end-uses they are listed in.
  • Mogul Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps for Low-bay Luminaires (External Driver/Type C). LED replacement lamps for HID lamps which require the existing HID ballast to be replaced with an external LED driver (the lamp holder is not wired with line voltage), used in low-bay luminaires. Only mogul-base (E39) products are eligible. Lamps are only considered qualified in the end-uses they are listed in.

 


 

Eligible Four Pin-Base Replacement Lamps for CFLs
 

  • Four Pin-Base Replacement Lamps for CFLs ("plug and play") (UL Type A). G24q- and GX24q-base LED lamps, designed to replace compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs). Products in this category employ the G24q (4-pin) lamp holder ("socket") to connect to the fixture being retrofitted, and are designed to be "plug and play" replacements for the fluorescent lamps. That is, products in this category are intended to operate directly off the existing CFL ballast, and do not require mechanical or electrical changes to the fixture to "bypass" the existing ballast.

 



Eligible "Specialty" Primary Use Designations
 

The "Specialty" designation has been developed as an additional tool for DLC and its Member programs to employ in seeking to identify high-quality, energy-saving LED fixtures in commercial and industrial applications for certain niche applications for which DLC has not yet developed a specific Primary Use designation.

Seeking qualification of a product using this Primary Use designation is an acknowledgement of the rules of the program and a confirmation that an applicant agrees to abide by the decisions of the program. Products with a Specialty designation are not eligible for DLC Premium classification.

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