Marathoner Releases New Products With Extras

Marathoner CLP Ltd has released two new products and updated their award-winning Beacon MB2-380 by adding a device with a powerful LED that can serve both as a torch or flash light and a remote control for lights, turning its room lights on and off from a distance. The new Beacon MB2-200 includes one room light along with the new … Read More

Greenlight Planet Releases Two New Portable Solar Lamps

Greenlight Planet has released two additional portable solar lights with mobile charging capacity bringing to five its range of products that have met the off-grid lighting Quality Standards. The Sun King Mobile provides more than five hours of lighting per day in turbo mode, and over 10 hours at normal brightness setting. Greenlight Planet’s second new product, the Sun … Read More

Barefoot Releases New Plug-and-Play Solar Home Lighting System

Barefoot Power has released its fifth product, a new plug-and-play solar home system, the Connect 600 , which is one of three products that have met the Quality Standards for multiple (four) light points. Barefoot’s new product offers a total light output of 300 lumens for eight hours after a single day of charging in the sun. … Read More

Lighting Global Quality Assurance Roadmap

The Lighting Global team has just published a new document that outlines the existing framework and future goals of the Quality Assurance program. In addition to describing the history and motivation of the QA program, this “quality assurance roadmap” document also identifies current challenges and actions the program is taking to address these challenges in … Read More

Discounts offered on key IEC documents for rural electrification

The Lighting Global Quality Assurance framework — including the QTM (Quality Test Method), ISM (Initial Screening Method), and MCM (Market Check Method) —was institutionalized through the IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) as Technical Specification IEC/TS 62257-9-5 ed2.0 (more information on the IEC/TS 62257 series can be found here). Funding support for institutionalizing the quality assurance framework through … Read More

Portable Solar Lamp Passes Quality Tests

An award-winning portable solar lamp, the SUNLITE JS30-MOB, has been successfully tested and meets the rigorous Lighting Global Quality Standards. The lamp is the product of a socially driven manufacturer, India Impex (SUNLITE), which joins a growing number of companies committed to developing and marketing high quality lighting products for families in Africa and Asia … Read More

Details of water IP requirement for PV junction boxes coming soon

The Lighting Global team is finalizing the test methods to extend the water ingress protection (IP) requirement to PV module junction boxes. We plan to release these new methods within the coming month and will provide manufacturers with a 3-month grace period from the date of release to comply with the new IP requirement. All … Read More

New Quality Standards Become Effective on January 1, 2014

The updated Lighting Global Quality Standards for off-grid lighting products go into effect on January 1, 2014. However, existing products tested under the current standards will retain their “passed” status until their test results expire. The Quality Standards for LED-based off-grid lighting products have been updated with major changes in recent months in response to … Read More

Impact of UV and Heat on Pico-Powered Lights

Lighting Global has published Technical Note Issue 15: “Protection from the Elements Part IV: Radiation Exposure.” The article concludes our four part series examining the environmental durability of pico-powered lighting products. It describes the effects of sunlight exposure on plastic housings and wiring of pico-powered lighting products and includes information on ultraviolet (UV) light damage … Read More

Schneider Electric Brings Fourth Solar Lighting Product to Market

Schneider Electric has successfully tested a fourth solar lighting product which after a day of solar charging, provides bright lighting for up to 13 hours daily. This light, the In-Diya 2 LED Solar Home Lighting System, boasts the longest run time of the four Schneider Electric off-grid lighting products so far tested by Lighting Global. … Read More