Solid-State Lighting

Submit a Product

The DLC qualifies commercial LED luminaires, retrofit kits, linear replacement lamps, mogul screw-base (E39 /E40) replacement lamps, and four pin-base replacement lamps for CFLs for inclusion on the Solid-State Lighting QPL. Products must be marketed as and intended for one of the available product categories and meet the DLC’s Technical Requirements to be eligible for qualification. Manufacturers must list full and complete model numbers in all application submissions. Please review Product Eligibility, the Technical Requirements, and any additional testing and reporting requirements for your specific product categories to determine whether your product is eligible before submitting an application.

The application is evaluated against the Technical Requirements version in effect at the time the application is submitted. Re-submissions of an application are evaluated against either the original version of the Technical Requirements, or the version in effect when the re-submission was received, at the discretion of the DLC reviewer.

Please note that the DLC reserves the right to alter or amend program policies, including Technical Requirements, and that such changes may result in products being removed from the QPL at the discretion of the DLC.

Refer to the following presentations for an overview of submitting products to the SSL QPL or an overview of common application questions. Please contact applications@designlights.org with any questions about submitting an application to the DLC.

The Application Process


  • Single Product Applications

    For single products or a group of products where the only variations are CCT, dimming capability, certain voltage variations, and/or variations that do not affect product performance.

  • Family Grouping Applications

    For groups of products that may include variations beyond CCT or dimming capabilities. All variations of the family must be scalable and relatable.

  • Private Label Applications

    For private labels of products or groups of products that are currently listed on the Qualified Products List.

  • Product Update Applications

    Update a previously listed product or family grouping with dimming information or to meet the most recent version of the Technical Requirements.

  • Delisting Requests

    For submitters to request to remove products that are currently listed on the Qualified Products List.