Logo Violations

DLC Logo Violations

DLC Logo Violation notices are intended to provide utility energy efficiency programs and other specifiers with confirmation that a product in question is using the logo or trademark without permission, and the performance has NOT been evaluated by the DLC. Read more about use of the DLC logos by clicking the green button. The DLC Qualified Products Lists (“QPLs”) are the only source to validate that a product has been evaluated by the DLC and ensure that it meets the DLC requirements and thresholds for performance. 

The DLC Logos and Trademarks are a valuable asset to the DLC, its members, and product manufacturers who have products listed on the DLC QPL. Ensuring that the DLC Logos and Trademarks are properly used protects every DLC stakeholder’s investment in the program - and consumer confidence in the DLC brand. Unauthorized and/or improper use of the DLC Logos and Trademarks causes confusion among consumers, which compromises the DLC brand and its reputation. It may also constitute trademark infringement, trademark dilution, false advertising, fraud and/or other violations of law.

Logo Violation Notices will be posted on this page with the date, information about the company, and product(s) that have violated the DLC’s Logo and Trademark Guidelines. All logo violations will meet one of the following criteria:

     - The manufacturer does not have a DLC account, or
     - The manufacturer has not listed any products within the last 12 months, or
     - The manufacturer has not responded to previous email notifications or has refused to correct the violation.

When the DLC has confirmed that all issues have been resolved, the Logo Violation Notice will be marked as “Resolved” and will be archived in an aggregated list on the Logo Violation Notice archive web page. This aggregated list is updated monthly.

What constitutes a logo violation notice?

    - Unauthorized use of the DLC Logos or Trademarks for products that have not been evaluated by the DLC and are not listed on the DLC QPLs.
    - Misuse of any DLC logo or reference to DLC qualification in marketing communications and materials that are not in compliance with Logo and Trademark Guidelines.

Please see the full Logo and Trademark Guidelines for more detail.  

The DLC actively monitors the use of the DLC Logos and Trademarks, and requests the assistance of its stakeholders to help police its brand. Please use the form below to report a trademark violation. To ask for a review of materials, please contact info@designlights.org.

Violation Notices

Dec 14, 2020 Hyperlite - December 14, 2020


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Dec 10, 2020 ProTerra Lighting - December 10, 2020

EX55, EX25, LS400, LS750, LS1000, LS1500, H050, H110, H440

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Sep 25, 2020 Carson Technology Co Ltd - September 25, 2020

CT-D02040CBN, CT-D02060CBN, CT-D02080CBN, CT-D02150CBN, CT-DRT5427N, CT-DRT8417N, CT-DMT8418FN, CT-DRT8833C, CT-D01036PLT, CT-D01072PLN, CT-D01036ILN, CT-D01062ILN, CT-D01200HAN, CT-D01050FDN, CT-D01120FDN, CT-D01240FDN, CT-D02100STN, CT-D02150STN, CT-D02180STN

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Sep 25, 2020 Shenzhen Cesp - September 25, 2020

CES-EX-GB-02-30/40XXXX, CES-EX-GB-02-60/80XXXX, CES-EX-GB-02-100~200XXXX, CES-EX-LN-02-40~60XXXX, CES-EX-LN-02-80~150XXXX

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Sep 25, 2020 Hyperlite - September 25, 2020

LED HIGH BAY LIGHT HERO Series, High Bay Light - Apollo Series, LED AREA LIGHT ARES Series, LED WALL PACK LIGHT Moon series, LED LINEAR HIGH BAY LIGHT SKY Series, LED AREA LIGHT ARES Series, Flood Light - Guarder series Flood Light - MAX Series, Groplanner Work Light - Hive Series

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Sep 22, 2020 First Lighting & Electric Co., Ltd - September 22, 2020

WP51E Series, WP52E Series, WP53E Series, CM07 Series, CM17 Series, LF26 Series, LF27 Series, LF28 Series, LF29 Series, LF24 Series, LF12 Series, WM20 Series, WP24 Series, WM21 Series, WP25 Series, WP26 Series, LF33R-THK/YK Series, LF17 Series, LF91 Series, LF93 Series, WM31 Series, WP21 Series, WP23 Series, WP31 Series, WP32 Series, WP33 Series, WP52 Series, WP53 Series, CM10 Series, LB14A2/P2 Series, VP104 Series

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Aug 24, 2020 Axlen - August 24, 2020


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