Become a Member

Become a DLC Member

The DLC® is supported by its Members, who are utility energy efficiency programs, regional energy efficiency organizations, or other energy efficiency advocacy groups. DLC Members inform DLC policies and processes in accordance with their program needs, serving on various advisory committees on a range of technical, policy, outreach, and market-focused topics. The DLC works on behalf of its Membership to engage industry stakeholders, drawing on industry expertise to understand technical capabilities and influence product development.

DLC Membership carries many benefits:

  • Verified performance

    Verified performance

    The DLC’s Sold-State Lighting, Networked Lighting Controls, and Horticultural Lighting Qualified Products Lists eliminate the administrative hassle of vetting products yourself, saving significant time, money, and resources so that you can focus on customer satisfaction.

  • Validity of data submitted

    Validity of data submitted

    Have confidence that the DLC listed products you approve for rebates will save the energy they claim. The DLC actively monitors the validity of QPL data with our Surveillance Testing program.

  • Brand integrity

    Brand integrity

    The DLC takes active measures to prevent the improper use of the DLC logos and trademarks by making Logo Violation Notices publicly available to disclose unauthorized use of the DLC logo, giving Members the ability to validate products in question.

  • Tools and resources

    Tools and resources

    The DLC Member Portal gives you access to Member-specific tools and resources that provide the data you need to better manage your programs and understand the technology advancements that deliver energy savings to your customers.

  • Training opportunities

    Training opportunities

    Support your controls rebate programs with DLC training courses  that demystify the design and installation of networked lighting controls. Our training programs can be delivered to internal staff, trade allies, specifiers, contractors, or building managers, which will aid in promoting more projects.

  • Expertise


    Rely on DLC’s experienced staff, who have extensive knowledge of lighting science and research, the lighting and controls industry, and more. We’re here to answer your questions about product performance, technical requirements, and other issues related to the commercial LED and controls markets.

  • Opportunities to collaborate

    Opportunities to collaborate

    Become an active participant in bi-monthly member meetings or join the Technical Committee and/or Hort Working Group to share ideas with other Members and influence product development through input on the SSL, NLC, and Hort Lighting Technical Requirements development process.

  • Free access to DLC events and webinars

    Free access to DLC events and webinars

    Receive FREE registration to all DLC events, which includes DLC’s largest event, the Stakeholder Meeting, as well as the networked lighting controls and horticultural lighting summits. DLC events and webinars are a great way to ensure you stay up to date on all the latest technical requirements updates and release information, QPL updates, report summaries, and more!


Request More Information

Utility and Energy Efficiency Program Managers: please fill out the form below to receive more information about DLC Membership.

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