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Wildlife Lighting Certification Program

Due to COVID-19, the Wildlife Lighting Certification Program has been suspended. If you submitted items for electronic pre-review during 2020, there is no need to resubmit, the items are in the queue for testing as soon as we are able to safely resume the certification process. We will post timelines on this page when the Wildlife Certification Program resumes. Thank you for your patience.

NEW CERTIFICATIONS

Electronic Pre-Review: CLOSED due to COVID-19

The Electronic Pre-Review period is for new fixtures and lamps that need to be reviewed by FWC staff prior to the submittal period. Please be advised, in order to be considered for approval, fixtures and lamps must meet ALL THREE Wildlife Lighting Criteria.

1. To have fixtures or lamps reviewed, manufacturers must submit all the following to WildlifeLighting@MyFWC.com:

  • Specification/cutsheets for each fixture
  • Lamp specification sheet for each fixture
  • Photos for each fixture
  • Spectral distribution chart (if available)
  • LM-79 report* (if available)
  • Shielding options

*For all pole and roadway fixtures, FWC will now require LM-79 reports from a third-party tester.  Please advise, this testing does not replace physical submission for the certification process. 

2. Once this information is received, FWC will review the documents electronically and determine if the fixtures or lamps meet the Wildlife Lighting Criteria:

  • If the fixtures are approved for testing, FWC staff will arrange for physical testing.  Please DO NOT send products without prior consent.
  • If the fixtures are not approved for testing, FWC will provide recommendations to improve fixtures for certification.

Submittal Period: Due to COVID-19, testing dates have not been established at this time.

The submittal period is for new fixtures and lamps to be submitted by mail for physical testing.
The Electronic Pre-Review must be completed and FWC must arrange for physical testing prior. Please DO NOT send products without prior consent.

1. To submit products for physical testing, manufacturers must submit all the following by mail:

  • Product Submittal Form
  • Fixtures/lamps (All fixtures must be fitted with a plug that fits into a standard 120V wall socket)
  • Specification/cutsheets for each fixture
  • Prepaid return shipping label*

*Return shipping labels must be for either UPS or FEDEX, whichever is preferred. The FWC no longer accepts account numbers. Manufacturers are responsible for arranging for the shipping company to pick up their packages. The FWC will provide the shipping address prior to submittal.

2. If fixtures or lamps are recommended for certification, the FWC will provide an evaluation and reach out to manufacturers to finalize the certification. If fixtures are not recommended for certification, the FWC will provide an evaluation with recommendations and allow the opportunity to resubmit products. 

Certification

During the Submittal Period, the FWC determines if a fixture or lamp is recommended for certification. 

1. If the fixtures or lamps are recommended for certification, FWC requires the specification/cutsheets and digital photos with the approved options ONLY to be submitted.

2. Once this information is received, FWC will provide the manufacturer with their Wildlife Lighting Certification, authorize the use of the Official Wildlife Lighting Logo, and update the website with the newly certified fixtures/lamps.

Wildlife Lighting Certifications will be valid for 3 years from the date of issuance. Any fixtures or lamps certified prior to 2018 must be resubmitted for recertification. 

RECERTIFICATIONS

Fixtures and lamps certified prior to 2018 must be resubmitted through the recertification process.

1. To have fixtures or lamps recertified, manufacturers must submit all the following to WildlifeLighting@MyFWC.com:

  • Specification/cutsheets for each fixture
  • Lamp specification sheet for each fixture
  • Photos for each fixture
  • Spectral distribution chart (if available)
  • LM-79 report* (if available)

*For all pole and roadway fixtures, FWC will now require LM-79 reports from a third-party tester.  Please advise, this testing does not replace physical submission for the certification process.

2. Once all the above information is received, FWC will review electronically for any changes.

3. If there are no changes, FWC will provide the new Wildlife Lighting Certification, authorize the use of the Official Wildlife Lighting Logo, and update the website with the recertified fixtures/lamps.

 

 

For more information or for any questions regarding the Wildlife Lighting Certification Program, please contact WildlifeLighting@MyFWC.com.