A product performance dilemma is impacting the off-grid lighting market. There is a common disparity between stated product performance and actual performance, and without clear information distributors and end consumers are unable to make informed purchasing decisions. In Kenya, for example, Lighting Africa found that the lowest cost flashlights provided the end-user with a typical performance that was six times worse than stated ratings. Widespread uncertainty about the performance of off-grid lighting products has lead to market spoiling and threatens to undermine even the best performing products. As a trusted third party, Lighting Global developed a verified Standardized Specification Sheet which manufacturers can adopt to help set their quality products apart from the fray.
Resource Type: Quality Standards and Policies