Quality Assurance Resources for New Manufacturers

The Lighting Global Quality Standards and quality verification process form the internationally-recognized baseline for product quality and integrity that all market actors can trust. The Quality Standards define minimum requirements for quality, durability, and truth in advertising to protect consumers. The Lighting Global quality verification process confirms whether a product meets the standards. This resource … Read More

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

Lighting Global Associate Services Offering

Lighting Global is the World Bank Group’s initiative to rapidly increase access to off-grid solar energy for the 840 million living without grid electricity around the world. Lighting Global works with manufacturers, distributors, governments, entrepreneurs, and other development partners to build and grow the modern off-grid solar energy market for household, productive, and commercial use. … Read More

Summary of Requirements in IEC TS 62257-9-8:2020

This document provides a summary of the requirements and additional test methods in International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Specification (TS) 62257-9-8: Integrated systems – Requirements for stand-alone renewable energy products with power ratings less than or equal to 350 W.

Lighting Global Quality Assurance Pricing Table

This document contains a table of fees Lighting Global Quality Assurance Quality Verification services (effective October 16, 2019) and a short explanation for each fee.

Webinar Slides: Smoothing the Path to Compliance with Lighting Global Quality Standards

The Lighting Global Quality Assurance team held a webinar featuring its new guide to compliance and the consumer-facing information requirements in the Lighting Global Standards on 11 April 2019.This session was tailored to marketing and communications professionals who may have limited familiarity with the Lighting Global program and the Quality Standards. During the webinar, the … 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

Lighting Global Standardized Specification Sheets Guidelines

The following document provides guidelines for creating Lighting Global Standardized Specification Sheets (SSS) that describe the characteristics of off-grid lighting products. The goal of the SSS is to provide clear, verifiable, and accurate information on quality and performance to potential buyers, with a focus on distributors and bulk purchasing agents. Qualification Standards and Targets To … Read More