Ingress Protection (IP) test methods for solar PV modules released
The Lighting Global team has released the test methods to extend the ingress protection (IP) requirement to PV module junction boxes. As promised, manufacturers will have a 3-month grace period from the date of release to comply with this new IP requirement. All products which begin testing after June 15th, 2014 must pass these additional tests to meet the Quality Standards.
All other updates to the Quality Standards became effective on January 1st, 2014, as originally announced. For details on these updates, see the memo posted on the Lighting Global Stakeholder Engagement page.
NOTE: the IP procedures were updated in January 2015 to require physical ingress protection equivalent to IP3X instead of IP4X. Please use the revised methods.