Product Support Expiration Policy

Results from the Quality Test Method (QTM) and Accelerated Verification Method (AVM) testing are used to determine if a product meets the Quality Standards. Test results are valid for two years. Their expiration date is typically set for the last day of the month, two years from the original test report date. Occasionally, there are … Read More

Policy for Renewing Test Results

Quality Test Method (QTM) tests are valid for a period of two years from the original test report date. To ensure continued support for another two-year period, these results must be renewed or updated, with the cost of testing borne by the manufacturer. To ensure continued support for another two-year period, these results must be renewed … Read More

Testing Similar Products Policy

Manufacturers often offer product models that are essentially variations of an existing product. In such cases, the Lighting Global Quality Assurance Program offers manufacturers the option of using full test results for at least one product, and targeted testing for the variant products. This option is provided as a service to manufacturers to help reduce … Read More

Product Sampling Policy

Goals and Rationale The Quality Testing Methodology (QTM) institutionalized through IEC/TS 62257-9-5 provides valuable third party information on product performance and quality to stakeholders across the value and decision chain in the off-grid lighting market. Proper sample procurement – the first step in the testing process – is critical for maintaining the fairness and credibility … Read More

Performance Reporting Requirements

This document provides guidelines for performance reporting requirements for all products that meet the Lighting Global Quality Standards. The performance reporting framework provides buyers throughout the supply chain with standardized information about key metrics to make purchasing decisions, while allowing manufacturers and suppliers the flexibility to provide this information in innovative and product-specific ways.

Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report H2 2017

This report includes sales and impact data from 67 off-grid solar companies covering the period of July to December 2017. Jointly produced by Lighting Global and GOGLA, it is part of series released every six months that tracks the global market for off-grid solar energy products. For the first time, this edition also captured the amount of solar … Read More

Solar Home System Kit Quality Standards

This document describes the Quality Standards for Solar Home System Kits, which set a baseline level of quality, durability, and truth in advertising to protect consumers. Kits covered by these Standards must be “plug-and-play,” have a peak power of 350 W or less, and a DC voltage of 24 V or less. [Note, products smaller than 15 W … Read More

太阳能家用系统质量标准 (Solar Home System Kit Quality Standards)

本文件描述了家用太阳能系统的质量标准。该质量标准设定了产品质量、耐用性和广告真实性的基准要求,以保护消费者权益。该质量标准覆盖的太阳能系统必须是“即插即用”类型的,最大功率不超过350W, 直流电压不超过24V。[注:功率小于15W的产品可以根据微型太阳能产品质量标准来评估。] 产品是否符合质量标准是根据实验室检测结果来判定的。实验室采用点亮全球家用太阳能系统质量测试方法(QTM)对产品进行测试。符合质量标准的产品将得到标准产品规格表(Specifications Sheet)和证书(Verification Letter),并会被发布在点亮全球的网站上: 最新版本的质量标准可以从下面的链接下载。质量标准已经翻译成中文,但如果中文版本和英文版本有理解或释义上的出入,以英文版本为准。

Normes de qualité des kits de système solaire domestique (Solar Home System Kit Quality Standards)

Ce document décrit les Normes de qualité des kits de système solaire domestique, une suite des références qui établit un ensemble des niveaux de base de qualité, durabilité, et de la publicité non mensongère pour protéger les consommateurs. Ces Normes appliquent aux produits qui sont considérés «prêts à l’emploi» (plug-and-play), ayant une puissance crête jusqu’au … Read More