Product Testing and Laboratory Eligibility Policy

Version 3

This document explains how manufacturers can obtain valid test results for use by Lighting Global from a qualified test lab, as well as how a test laboratory can become approved to produce test results that will be accepted by the Lighting Global Quality Assurance (QA) program.

Product Testing Process

1) Random Sampling (Quality Test Method – QTM testing only): Samples of the product are selected from warehouses and other locations according to the guidelines described in the latest version of Lighting Global’s product sampling policy. This process will continue to be coordinated through Lighting Global with our network of sampling agents.

Lighting Global will pay for the random sampling, but the manufacturer is responsible for shipping the product samples to the test laboratory (this responsibility includes all costs associated with the shipping process, including any import duties, taxes, and other fees). Random sampling is not a requirement for ISM testing.

2) Laboratory Testing: Lighting Global uses rigorous yet affordable product testing procedures to determine if a product meets the Quality Standards. Products are tested according to test methods in IEC/TS 62257-9-5.

Test laboratories that are interested in providing valid test results for Lighting Global may complete a Test Laboratory Application. This application is one of the key requirements for test laboratories to complete before they may become approved to provide test results for use by the Lighting Global program.

 

Resource Type: Quality Standards and Policies

Country: Global

Language: English