Call for Comments: Proposal to Submit Quality Standards to the IEC

Since 2010, Lighting Global has maintained Quality Standards for off-grid solar products with modules smaller than approximately 10 peak watts (pico-solar products). These standards set a baseline level of quality, durability, and truth in advertising to protect consumers. We are now considering whether we should to submit these quality standards for adoption by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). Making such a transition could provide benefits to the sector, but it also involves some drawbacks and risks.
We welcome your comments on whether the Quality Standards should be submitted to the IEC. To provide feedback:

  1. Please review the stakeholder memo that presents the Call for Comments on the “Proposal to submit the Quality Standards to the IEC.”
  2. Provide your feedback in the online form. All comments must be submitted through this online form no later than Friday, June 30, 2017.

We thank you for your time and look forward to your feedback. Updates regarding this stakeholder process will be posted on the Lighting Global stakeholder page. If you have questions on the survey process, please contact