Pico-PV Quality Standards

Lighting Global maintains the Quality Standards, a set of off-grid lighting benchmarks that set a baseline level of quality, durability, and truth-in-advertising to protect consumers. These Standards apply to products with power up to 15 W. [Note: depending on the manufacturer’s preference, products with peak power ratings between 10 – 15 W may be tested as either a pico-product or solar home system kit and held to the respective quality standards.]

Conformance with the Quality Standards is evaluated based on results from laboratory testing according to the Quality Test Method (QTM) in the latest edition of the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Technical Specification 62257-9-5. Products that have met the Quality Standards are issued a Specifications Sheet and Verification Letter and posted on the Lighting Global website: www.lightingglobal.org/products.

Current and previous versions of the Quality Standards may be downloaded below. The current version is also available in Chinese (中文版), and French (français) for informational purposes. In case of a discrepancy, the English original will prevail.

Resource Type: Quality Standards and Policies

Country: Global

Language: Chinese, English, French