searching and downloading the qualified product lists

Tips and Tricks for Searching the DLC QPLs

March 5, 2023
Learn how to access information on over 250,000 high performing solid-state lighting products.

The DesignLights Consortium’s (DLC) Qualified Products Lists (QPL) provide a wealth of third-party verified information on over 250,000 high performing solid-state lighting products, almost 1,200 horticultural LEDs, nearly 50 LUNA (for responsible light at night) products , and 61 networked lighting control systems. Using the QPLs enables lighting decision makers to shorten and simplify the process of finding products that save energy and qualify for rebate programs while meeting the needs of a variety of non-residential lighting applications. Listings include details regarding each product’s performance including efficacy, color properties, wattage, light distribution, and controllability features. Networked lighting controls listings include control strategy capabilities for each system, as well as case studies provided by the manufacturer.

Streamlining the product selection process further, the QPLs enable users to add information on various products to a list that can then be downloaded and compared in Excel. All that’s needed is a free MyDLC account, which takes just a minute to set up.

To get the most from your QPL searches, check out the DLC’s how-to video (https://www.designlights.org/news-events/events/tips-for-searching-the-dlc-qualified-products-lists/)

DLC Program Director Liesel Whitney-Schulte’s responsibilities include oversight of the DLC’s stakeholder outreach and engagement, communications, and membership. A member of the DLC staff since 2015, Liesel was previously responsible for operational oversight of the Solid-State Lighting Qualified Products List and technical development support. Liesel has more than 20 years of experience working on utility energy efficiency programs and collaborating with lighting designers to create programs that simultaneously fit utility goals and promote quality lighting design. She is Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), on the NCQLP Board of Directors, and an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES).

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Liesel Whitney-Schulte

DLC Program Director Liesel Whitney-Schulte’s responsibilities include oversight of the DLC’s stakeholder outreach and engagement, communications, and membership. A member of the DLC staff since 2015, Liesel was previously responsible for operational oversight of the Solid-State Lighting Qualified Products List and technical development support. Liesel has more than 20 years of experience working on utility energy efficiency programs and collaborating with lighting designers to create programs that simultaneously fit utility goals and promote quality lighting design. She is Lighting Certified (LC) by the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), on the NCQLP Board of Directors, and an active member of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES).

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