Private Label Applications

Private Label Applications

Private Label applications allow manufacturers the option to re-list qualified products under alternate organizations without having to submit duplicate testing information. 

  • You may only submit a Private Label Application if the original equipment manufacturer's (OEM) product is already DLC qualified. 
  • If you are using OEM test reports to submit an application for a product or family that has not been previously qualified on the QPL, please complete the Test Report Authorization form and submit either a Single Product Application or a Family Grouping Application.
  • Organizations submitting information for multiple brands should provide the private label documentation described below and the applicable fees with the original Single Product or Family Grouping Application.

Please note: The principle behind Private Label applications is that products are identical to the originally qualified versions. Therefore, the DLC lists private labeled versions of products with exactly the same performance information as their OEM versions. The reasoning behind this is that identical products should reasonably be expected to have identical performance ratings, even if brand, manufacturer, model number, date qualified, and similar descriptive fields are necessarily different.

Private Label Application Instructions

Please click here for instructions how to update private label QPL-listed products to Technical Requirements V4.0/V4.1.

  1. Determine that the products you intend to private label have already been qualified on the QPL by the original equipment manufacturer (OEM).
    If you are submitting an application to list products under multiple brand names but the products have not yet been qualified on the QPL, you must submit either a Single Product Application or a Family Grouping Application and include the Private Label Application form and Private Label Agreement form.

    If you are submitting an application to private label a product that has already been DLC qualified by the manufacturer, continue with these instructions.

    Note: Private labels must include at least one OEM Parent model to be eligible. Please ensure the OEM products downloaded from the DLC QPL include at least one Parent model.
  2. Create a Manufacturer Account.
    If you have not done so already, create a manufacturer log-in. The DLC recommends that the application be completed by a person with technical knowledge of lighting products and testing, such as a product engineer. Experience has shown that applications submitted by non-technical staff may lack important details which can delay overall processing.

  3. Complete the Private Label Application Form.
    Download the Private Label Application Form (.xlsx) at the bottom of this page. The OEM's qualified products must be downloaded directly from the DLC QPL and the model numbers listed exactly as they appear on the QPL.

  4.  Complete the Private Label Agreement Form.
    Download the Private Label Agreement Form at the bottom of this page. This statement must be filled out in its entirety and signed by representatives of all organizations involved. If one organization is listing products under different brand names, the signature of a representative of the parent organization is sufficient.

    An organization that is a signatory to the private label statement may choose to withdraw its consent at any time by submitting a written request that the private label listing be terminated. Any such request must be signed by an authorized representative of the organization. Upon receipt of such request, the DLC will delist the private labeled model numbers from the QPL.

  5.  Start a new application in your Manufacturer Account.
    Click “Create New Application” under the Take Action menu on your Manufacturer homepage. Complete all application information including: Contact's Name, Application Name, Contact's Email Address, and Contact's Phone Number.

  6. Upload ALL required application materials.
    When uploading files, please include the report type in the file name (i.e., “filenameABC_private_label_application_form” or “filenameABC_private_label_agreement_form”). Naming the files appropriately will speed up review time. The system will allow you to replace and delete files as necessary before submitting your application.

    • Completed Private Label Application Form (.xlsx)

    • Completed Private Label Agreement Form

    • A product specification sheet for any new model numbers being submitted You must submit the specification sheet you are using in the marketplace. Spec sheets created for DLC submission only are not acceptable. Product specification sheet must clearly detail dimming capabilities if products capable of dimming are submitted.

    • OEM product specification sheet for the model numbers being private labeled If the OEM specification sheet submitted with the Private Label application materials is different than the specification sheet that the OEM originally submitted, the DLC will follow up with the OEM to revise their product listing on the QPL.

    • Signed Self-Certification Statement

    • Proof of safety certification under the private labeler’s organization name and model number(s) from an appropriate safety certification body relevant in the US or Canada Documentation must indicate that the products as sold under the Private Label organization, brand, and model number, are covered by an appropriate certification from an applicable safety organization.

    • Installation instructions must be provided for private labels of Linear Replacement Lamps, Retrofit Kits and Screw-Base Replacements for HID Lamps.
  7. Submit the application.
    Submit by clicking "Submit" under the application “Take Action” menu.