Lighting for the future.

Thanks to the participation of our consortium, the DLC’s solid-state lighting program is home to the largest and most influential list of high-performing commercial lighting products in the world. We work in tandem with energy efficiency programs to improve both the energy savings potential and quality of light in the built environment. The SSL Qualified Products List improves both consumer confidence and sustainability of the industry as a whole through well-researched criteria for efficiency and quality created by our expert team and input from our stakeholders. Our rigorous vetting and review process to qualify for listing creates trust.

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increase in average efficacy of qualified SSL products since beginning the program in 2011


unique categories of LED lighting qualified by the DLC

SSL Technical Requirements

The V5 Technical Requirements include two policies: V5.0 and V5.1, released in tandem on February 14, 2020. V5.0 contains new efficacy requirements and V5.1 contains quality of light requirements, including spectral quality and glare, and new controllability requirements. Flicker requirements are not included in V5.0 and V5.1.

Version Status Effective Date Update By Delist Date Documentation
ACTIVE Jul 1, 2020 Apr 15, 2022 Download PDF
PHASING OUT Feb 18, 2020 Jan 31, 2021 Jun 30, 2022 Download PDF
DELISTED Oct 18, 2018 Nov 15, 2020 Feb 28, 2021 Download PDF