Testing Process

If you are interested in having an off-grid lighting product or system tested and receiving our business development support, please review the steps below. In the context of Lighting Global, off-grid lighting systems are stand-alone rechargeable electric lighting appliances and kits that can be installed by a typical user without having to seek help from an electrical technician.
Click on each stage of the testing process below to access a description of what happens at that stage and read the associated policies and guidance.

  1. Initial Engagement
  2. Initial Screening Method (ISM) Testing (optional)
  3. Quality Test Method (QTM) Testing
  4. Web Presence
  5. Market Check Method (MCM) Testing
  6. Renewal Testing
  7. Lighting Global Intellectual Property (IP) Policy

We also offer a short brochure, available in both English and Chinese, that provides an overview of the testing process.
Companies that desire to test products to determine if such products meet the Quality Standards for acceptance into the Lighting Global Quality Assurance Program (QAP), must sign an Independent Testing Agreement with CLASP.
NOTE: In June 2018 the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) published a new edition of the test methods used for testing solar products, IEC 62257-9-5:2018 (also written as IEC 62257-9-5 ed. 4). We will phase in use of these new methods between June – December 2018. This stakeholder memo describes the associated changes and expected timelines.
If you are interested in purchasing the new version of the test methods, first check to see if you qualify for a discount on this and other key IEC documents.