Due to a high volume of SSL and Hort applications, initial and comprehensive review timeframes are currently extended by 10 days each. Beginning April 11, review priority will be given to applications updating V5.0 products to V5.1, which may also impact review timeframes for all other SSL application types. Click here for more details about SSL application review timeframes, and here for more details about Hort review timeframes. Thank you for your understanding!

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Horticultural Product Update Applications

An update application is a revised application to reflect new product information since the original submission. Only products that have been submitted, accepted, paid, and posted to the Horticultural QPL are able to be updated.

Eligibility

The following product updates are eligible to be submitted as an update application:

  • Nomenclature/brand name updates
  • Non-radiometric and/or non-worst-case performance affecting updates
  • Performance updates to:
  • LED chip(s)/module(s)/array(s)
  • Driver
  • Optical System
  • Heat Sink/Fan
  • Spectral Tuning
  • Dimming

This list is not exhaustive and is only intended to act as a general guide. If you do not believe your update type is included above, please email the DLC Horticultural Team at horticulture@designlights.org before submitting an update application.

Updating Nomenclature/Brand Name

Update Nomenclature/Brand Name for Level 1 (formerly Single) and Level 2 (formerly Family Grouping) Products

To update product nomenclature or brand name for products qualified via the Level 1 (formerly Single Product) or Level 2 (formerly Family Grouping) application process, manufacturers must provide the following:

  • A signed statement on company letterhead that certifies no changes were made to the product (only to nomenclature/brand name), and briefly describes the reason for the nomenclature change. The statement must include the list of old and new model numbers.
  • Completed Hort OEM Update App Excel Form (download at bottom of page)
  • Updated spec sheet(s) that reflects the nomenclature/brand name change

Updating Nomenclature/Brand Name for Private Label Products

To update product nomenclature or brand name for products qualified via the Private Label application process, manufacturers must provide the following:

  • A signed statement on company letterhead that certifies no changes were made to the product (only to nomenclature/brand name), and briefly describes the reason for the nomenclature change. The statement must include the list of old and new model numbers.
  • Completed Hort Private Label Update App Excel Form (download at bottom of page)
  • Updated spec sheet(s) that reflects the nomenclature/brand name change
  • Updated Private Label Agreement form that reflects the nomenclature/brand name change

Application Fees

The fee for an update application depends on the type of updates made to the product. Please refer to the Listing Fees webpage for more information.

Review Timeframes

Update applications will follow regular horticultural application review timelines, available on the Application Review Timelines webpage.

Application Notes

  • The DLC reserves the right to extend any application review timeframe due to holidays and application volume spikes. These extensions will be communicated via the DLC website and the Application Portal.
  • Closed, canceled, or rejected applications cannot not be reopened – instead, a new application must be created. To avoid having to create a new application, please either provide missing information or documentation within 10 business days of being notified of application issues, or provide an estimated time-frame for submitting the missing information or documentation within 10 business days of being notified of issues.

[OLD PORTAL] Application Forms

The OLD PORTAL application forms are here for your reference until the DLC completely closes out all applications in the old application portal.

[NEW PORTAL] Application Forms

The NEW PORTAL application forms below should be used on all applications submitted through the new Application Portal.