Overall Impact
>100 million People have benefitted from using Lighting Global quality verified solar lighting products (as of June 2016)
>29 million People whose basic lighting needs are currently being met by Lighting Global quality verified solar lighting products (as of June 2016)
>7 million Increase from January 2016 to June 2016 in total number of people whose basic lighting needs are being met by Lighting Global quality verified solar lighting products
>20 million Quality verified solar lighting products ever sold since 2008
 >1.5 million Tons of GHGs globally avoided in 2015; CO2–equivalent of taking >300,000 cars off the road as a result of replacing kerosene use with Lighting Global quality verified solar lighting products
Quality Standards
 >100 Quality verified products currently meet Lighting Global Quality Standards (as of December 2016)
>30 Manufacturers have products that currently meet the Lighting Global Quality Standards (as of December 2016)
Policy
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) adopted Lighting Global’s test methods as a reference point for quality assurance of off-grid lighting products (IEC Technical Specification 62257-9-5)
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) required solar lighting products to meet the Lighting Global Quality Standards in order to qualify for carbon financing (CDM).
Four national governments (Ethiopia, Kenya, Bangladesh and Nepal) adopted favorable policies to benefit quality verified off-grid lighting products that have passed IEC Technical Specification 62257-9-5

 


Note: Lighting Global has contributed towards these results through its quality assurance activities and through the market development activities of country programs under the Lighting Africa, Lighting Asia and Lighting Pacific regional programs. These programs are implemented in collaboration with various intermediaries across the supply chain, development partners and financial institutions; most importantly, in conjunction with manufacturers of solar lighting products and their distribution partners in Africa, Asia and the Pacific.