Change Log for Quality Standards

This document presents a list of all the changes made to the Quality Standards over time. Table 1 describes the changes made to the standards for pico-PV products (products with a peak PV power of 10 W or less). Table 2 describes the changes made to the standards for solar home system (SHS) kits (products … 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 have a peak power of 350 W or less and a DC voltage of 24 V or less. [Note, products 10 W and smaller are … 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: www.lightingglobal.org/products. 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

Conditional Pass Policy

This document outlines the treatment of products that do not fully meet the Lighting Global Quality Standards due to an easy-to-fix issue that can be addressed without retesting. In cases where a product does not fully meet the Quality Standards due to one of these issues, we typically use the term “conditional pass” to describe … Read More

Product Testing and Laboratory Eligibility Policy

This document explains how manufacturers can obtain valid test results for use by Lighting Global from a qualified test lab, as well as how a test laboratory can become approved to produce test results that will be accepted by the Lighting Global Quality Assurance (QA) program. Product Testing Process 1) Random Sampling (Quality Test Method … Read More

Test Laboratory Application Instructions

IEC/TS 62257-9-5 is the official test methods document for Lighting Global. Now that the Lighting Global test methods are published as an international technical specification, test laboratories that are not currently part of the Lighting Global network can apply to provide product-testing services to off-grid lighting manufacturers according to the Lighting Global test methods. However, … Read More

Market Check Testing Policy

Market Check Testing verifies that the quality and performance of products sold in the market match the levels measured during Lighting Global program entry testing (using the Quality Test Method (QTM) and reported on Standardized Specification Sheets). The goal is to ensure the quality and performance of products in the market is consistent and matches … Read More

Testing Process Overview

This short brochure, available in both English and Chinese, describes the key steps involved to test a product through Lighting Global and provides a comparison of the different test methods used by the program. Visit our “Testing Process” page for more details.

Outdoor Cable Policy

The Lighting Global Quality Standards for Solar Home System Kits include a requirement that “Any outdoor cables must be outdoor-rated and UV-resistant.” This requirement goes beyond the Quality Standards for pico-products (off-grid products with peak power ratings less than 10 -15 W) and is based on the assumption that larger solar home system kits are … Read More