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Lighting Global products tested by the Solar Lighting Laboratory of The Energy Resource Institute in New Delhi, India.

Lighting Global coordinates a network of sampling agents and laboratories to test off-grid lighting products across the supply chain, from the factory shipping floor to retail shelves.

The laboratories listed below are approved to conduct tests for Lighting Global. Based on training, capacity, and accreditation status, the laboratories may be approved to conduct one or more types of testing according to test methods in either IEC/TS 62257-9-5 or the Lighting Global Quality Assurance Protocols for Solar Home System Kits.

Please see the Test Lab Accreditation Requirements document for more details on how to find or become an independent test laboratory capable of providing valid results for Lighting Global according to the IEC/TS 62257-9-5 test methods or Lighting Global Quality Assurance Protocols for Solar Home System Kits.

Lighting Global Test Laboratories

Test Laboratory Approved Test Types* ISO 17025 Accreditation for IEC/TS 62257-9-5
Schatz Energy Research Center
Arcata, California, USA
QTM, AR, AVM, ISM, MCM,
SHS-QTM, SHS-AR, SHS-ISM, SHS-MCM
Accreditation body: ANAB
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Shenzhen Academy of Metrology and Quality Inspection
Shenzhen, China
QTM, AR, AVM, ISM, MCM,
SHS-QTM, SHS-AR, SHS-ISM, SHS-MCM
Accreditation body: CNAS
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Intertek HK
Kowloon, Hong Kong
QTM, AR, AVM, ISM, MCM Accreditation body: TAF
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Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems
Freiburg, Germany
ISM,
SHS-QTM, SHS-AR, SHS-ISM, SHS-MCM
University of Nairobi – The Lighting Laboratory (UoN-LL)
Institute for Nuclear Science & Technology
Nairobi, Kenya
ISM, MCM
Solar Lighting Laboratory
The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
New Delhi, India
QTM, AR, AVM, ISM, MCM Accreditation body: NABL
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The primary sampling agent used by Lighting Global is Intertek Hong Kong and their affiliated partners in other regions.

NOTE: The Lighting Research Center in Troy, New York, USA and the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg, Germany conducted valid QTM, ISM and MCM testing for Lighting Global between 2009 and 2015.

*Approved Test Types are defined as follows:

  • QTM: Quality Test Method for pico-products
  • AR: Associate Renewal for pico-products
  • AVM: Accelerated Verification Method for pico-products
  • ISM: Initial Screening Method for pico-products
  • MCM: Market Check Method for pico-products
  • SHS-QTM: Quality Test Method for Solar Home System Kits
  • SHS-AR: Associate Renewal for Solar Home System Kits
  • SHS-ISM: Initial Screening Method for Solar Home System Kits
  • SHS-MCM: Market Check Method for Solar Home System Kits