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Fixture Seal of Approval Application

Fixture Seal of Approval Criteria 2015

Fixtures must

  • Emit no light above 90 degrees (with the exclusion of incidental light reflecting from fixture housing, mounts or pole)
  • Have a listed correlated color temperature configuration of 3000K or below (see table below – ANSI C78.377)
  • Be mounted at 0 degrees with no tilt (tilted mounting angle voids compliance)

ANSI C78.377 table for FSA criteria

Application process

  • Submit photometric files for the highest lumen output at all available distribution types
  • Include spec sheets that distinguish which CCT configurations (3000K and below) are Dark-Sky Approved and submit images of the fixture
  • Pay an initial evaluation fee is $250 per product family (not per photometric file)
  • Approved vendors will also be charged an annual online database renewal fee of $25 for web maintenance and updates

Residential Products without Photometry

Fixtures must

  • Fully-shield the light source and emit no light above 90 degrees
  • Not have vertical glass or drop lens
  • Have a listed CCT configuration of 3000K or below, including the lamp, if sold separately (3220K actual measured value– ANSI C78.377).
  • Include product literature that specifies compliant lamp CCT configuration

Application process

  • Submit spec sheets, images and CAD drawings of fixture (If compliance cannot be determined from these materials, you may be asked to submit a physical sample.)
  • Pay an initial evaluation fee of $250


  • $250 evaluation fee per new fixture submission
  • $1000 fee for Dark Sky Device (e.g. lighting controls)
  • $25 fee per product listing renewal