In this paper we describe an effort to find correlations between low temperature photoluminescence spectroscopy (LTPL) and deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS) of electron irradiated samples annealed from 25 °C to 1700 °C in 100 °C steps. We report on thermal histories of defect centers created by 170 keV and 1 MeV electron irradiation, as observed by LTPL only. The DLTS results on "twin" samples are presented in a separate paper. Our results indicate that in n-type 4H SiC there is no correlation between the Z1/Z2 center in DLTS and the L1 peak of the DI center seen in LTPL. In p-type 4H SiC we do not find a correlation between a 350 meV DLTS peak above the valence band and the LTPL L1 peak of the DI center. Consequently, we cannot find evidence for a 350 meV ground state postulated in the “Pseudo–Donor” model .