Lighting Global just released a Framework for Testing Product Component Families to respond to the increasing market presence of off-grid lighting “product families”—a set of interchangeable components sold on a component-level basis or as “mix-and-match” kits.
The policy outlines the creation of efficient and affordable custom test plans for these product families. Custom test plans will ensure that at least one fully configured kit will be tested according to the Quality Test Method (QTM) described in IEC Technical Specification 62257-9-5 and at least half of the individual components will be tested using relevant component-level tests from this same specification.
Product families that have met the Quality Standards will be included on the Lighting Global Products page and issued a “Spec Book” that provides information about the product family in an easy-to-read format. An example Spec Book is presented at the end of the policy document.
The new policy is located on the Program Documents webpage, which users can navigate to from the Resources tab on the Lighting Global website.