New Standardized Specification Sheets for Quality-Verified Products

The Lighting Global Quality Assurance team is seeking feedback on a revised design of the Standardized Specification Sheets (Spec Sheets) for Lighting Global quality-verified products. With the transition to using the new version of the test methods (IEC/TS 62257-9-5:2018, ed. 4), the Spec Sheets can now report additional information about product performance and capabilities. The revised versions are designed to:

  • Provide more performance information for pico-products, such as the number of mobile phones that can be charged per day or the hours of radio use per day
  • Include key information about ports
  • Provide details about individual light points
  • Respond to other requests from stakeholders, such as describing a product’s dimensions, weight, and battery status indicators, and more clearly reporting the level of water protection

The revised versions also have a more consistent design between the three main product types: pico-products without charging ports, pico-products with mobile charging, and SHS kits. By necessity, the performance information will differ slightly between these product types, but the majority of the reported information will be presented in the same format. An example of each of the three Spec Sheets is presented below for your review.

We will plan to phase in the use of the new Spec Sheets starting December 1, 2018 for products that are tested according to the new test methods (ed. 4). Existing Spec Sheets, and Spec Sheets for those products currently being tested to the previous test methods (ed. 3), will only be updated following renewal testing.

Before implementing the new Spec Sheets, we want to gather feedback from all of our stakeholders who use the Spec Sheets (manufacturers, distributors, program implementers, development agencies, end users…) to ensure the new design will continue to meet your needs.

Please send your feedback to qa@lightingglobal.org by November 1, 2018. (We still welcome feedback after that date, but it may not be included in the current revision process.)

Resource Type: Stakeholder Feedback

Country: Global

Language: English