First time on-line today. Sorry you had to wait so long for a reply.
Pretty much agree with what the others have said. It may just be too early for your girls to start laying. Whatever is given for your breed as a laying date is an average starting date for that breed. If the pullets haven't read the book, then they will start in their own due time.
It has often been said here that most chickens will lay the first year regardless of the amount of light, but I give my girls extra light (60 watts) partly in the morning and partly in the evening to match my summer dawn/dusk hours. Lights are set on timers with one red light on 15 min. before and 15 min. after lights out time so my chickens have warning that "night" is coming.
I guess I feel that I'm feeding them all year, I'd like their cooperation in feeding me. I'm not into 24/7 light because I think we all need a good night's sleep.
The idea that adding light makes them dependent on it is really referring to adding heat - of whatever kind - to the coop. If there is a power failure, having less light will merely reduce the number of eggs, but having a dependency on warmth may cause problems if the birds haven't developed full winter feathering because of the artificial heat. I don't heat my coop, although it is very well insulated. Chickens I've had in the past were fine in an old, uninsulated shed with temperatures down to -25 degrees (F).