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  • Lithium-ion Batteries Part II: Safety

    Lithium-ion batteries are cost-effective, high capacity, and capable of long cycle life when properly used in off-grid products. They can, however, present a serious safety hazard if poorly manufactured or improperly charged and discharged. Good design practices can mitigate the danger from these batteries and should always be used for off-grid products. This Technical Note … Read More

  • Lithium-ion Batteries Part I: General Overview and 2019 Update

    This Technical Note is a 2019 update on the current state of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technology. It describes the basic functional elements of Li-ion battery cells, compares several existing and emerging lithium-ion battery technologies, and provides a brief overview of safety, testing, and transportation issues involved in designing products with lithium-ion batteries. This Technical Note … Read More

  • PAYGo Market Attractiveness Index 2019

      PAYGo MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS INDEX (2019) Lighting Global has released the 2019 version of the Pay-As-You-Go Market Attractiveness Index (PAYGo MAI) for 24 countries across Sub Saharan Africa and Asia. The PAYGo MAI provides businesses, policymakers, and practitioners with a flexible and accessible tool that can be used to assess the profitability of a national … Read More

  • Sales & Impact Data Report H2 2018

    Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report Every six months,  Lighting Global and GOGLA publish the Global Off-Grid Solar Market Report, a market intelligence series on sales and impact of off-grid solar lighting products, sold by GOGLA and Lighting Global affiliates. Since 2019, the report also includes sales numbers of off-grid appliances, in partnership with the Efficiency … Read More

  • Memorandum of Agreement with Test Lab

    This Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) sets out the terms by which the Parties will work together to develop and implement the Quality Assurance Program (QAP). Please note that this template is provided for informational purposes only and does not represent the complete version of the document, which may change in many regards (clauses, terms and … Read More

  • Webinar Slides: Smoothing the Path to Compliance with Lighting Global Quality Standards

    The Lighting Global Quality Assurance team held a webinar featuring its new guide to compliance and the consumer-facing information requirements in the Lighting Global Standards on 11 April 2019.This session was tailored to marketing and communications professionals who may have limited familiarity with the Lighting Global program and the Quality Standards. During the webinar, the … Read More

  • Market Check Testing Policy

    Version 7

    Market Check Testing verifies that the quality and performance of products sold in the market match the levels measured during Lighting Global program entry testing (using the Quality Test Method (QTM) and reported on Standardized Specification Sheets). The goal is to ensure the quality and performance of products in the market is consistent and matches … Read More

  • Lighting Global Standardized Specification Sheets Guidelines

    Version 3.0

    The following document provides guidelines for creating Lighting Global Standardized Specification Sheets (SSS) that describe the characteristics of off-grid lighting products. The goal of the SSS is to provide clear, verifiable, and accurate information on quality and performance to potential buyers, with a focus on distributors and bulk purchasing agents. Qualification Standards and Targets To … Read More

  • Webinar Slides Seeking Feedback on Our Fee Structure: 7 March 2019 and 15 March 2019

    Stakeholder Webinar Slides

    Slides from the Lighting Global Quality Assurance webinar hosted on March 7, 2019 and March 15, 2019. The Quality Assurance team discussed changes we are considering to our fee schedule to put the program on a more sustainable trajectory, adjust to increasing costs of doing business, and increase fairness across companies.