Resource Type

  • Testing Process Overview

    Steps to Test Your Product Through Lighting Global

    This short brochure, available in both English and Chinese, describes the key steps involved to test a product through Lighting Global and provides a comparison of the different test methods used by the program. Visit our “Testing Process” page for more details.

  • Outdoor Cable Policy

    Lighting Global Solar Home System Kit Testing Policy

    The Lighting Global Quality Standards for Solar Home System Kits include a requirement that “Any outdoor cables must be outdoor-rated and UV-resistant.” This requirement goes beyond the Quality Standards for pico-products (off-grid products with peak power ratings less than 10 -15 W) and is based on the assumption that larger solar home system kits are … Read More

  • Delayed Listing Policy

    Policy for Delaying Website Listings of Quality Verified Products

    It is important to have all products that currently meet the Lighting Global Quality Standards listed on the Lighting Global website in order to provide a reliable resource to stakeholders and to prevent counterfeiting of the Standardized Specification Sheet (SSS) and Verification Letter (VL) provided by Lighting Global in support of products that meet the … Read More

  • Solar Home System Kit Quality Standards

    This document describes the Quality Standards for Solar Home System Kits, which set a baseline level of quality, durability, and truth in advertising to protect consumers. Kits covered by these Standards must be “plug-and-play,” have a peak power of 350 W or less, and a DC voltage of 24 V or less. [Note, products smaller than 15 W … Read More

  • 太阳能家用系统质量标准 (Solar Home System Kit Quality Standards)

    本文件描述了家用太阳能系统的质量标准。该质量标准设定了产品质量、耐用性和广告真实性的基准要求,以保护消费者权益。该质量标准覆盖的太阳能系统必须是“即插即用”类型的,最大功率不超过350W, 直流电压不超过24V。[注:功率小于15W的产品可以根据微型太阳能产品质量标准来评估。] 产品是否符合质量标准是根据实验室检测结果来判定的。实验室采用点亮全球家用太阳能系统质量测试方法(QTM)对产品进行测试。符合质量标准的产品将得到标准产品规格表(Specifications Sheet)和证书(Verification Letter),并会被发布在点亮全球的网站上: www.lightingglobal.org/products. 最新版本的质量标准可以从下面的链接下载。质量标准已经翻译成中文,但如果中文版本和英文版本有理解或释义上的出入,以英文版本为准。

  • 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 … Read More

  • 微型太阳能产品质量标准 (Pico-PV Quality Standards)

    点亮全球项目使用产品质量标准来保护消费者权益。产品质量标准针对离网照明产品设定了产品质量、耐用性和广告真实性的基准要求。该质量标准适用于最大功率15W的产品。[注:对于功率在10W-15W之间的产品,生产商可以自行选择按照微型太阳能产品或者家用太阳能系统进行测试和评估。] 产品是否符合质量标准是根据实验室检测结果来判定的。实验室采用点亮全球产品质量测试方法(QTM)对产品进行测试。该测试方法来自于国际电工委员会IEC最新版本的技术标准(Technical Specification)62257-9-5。符合质量标准的产品将得到标准产品规格表(Specifications Sheet)和证书(Verification Letter),并会被发布在点亮全球的网站上: www.lightingglobal.org/products. 最新版本的质量标准可以从下面的链接下载。质量标准已经翻译成中文,但如果中文版本和英文版本有理解或释义上的出入,以英文版本为准。

  • Technical Guide for the KPI Framework

    The KPI Framework seeks to improve information flow between investors and companies in the PAYG industry by establishing standardized definitions and reporting standards. The KPIs are not designed to replace an appropriate appraisal process and an investment officer, however they will allow for a more structured assessment and comparable values. However, given the highly variable … Read More

  • Call for Comments on Proposal to Submit the Quality Standards to the IEC

    Stakeholder Outreach Memo

    Since 2010, Lighting Global has maintained quality standards for off-grid solar products with modules smaller than approximately 10 peak watts (pico-solar products). These standards set a baseline level of quality, durability, and truth in advertising to protect consumers. We are now considering whether to submit these quality standards for adoption by the International Electrotechnical Commission … Read More