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  • Benefits of Harmonizing Test Methods and Quality Standards

    Technical Notes Issue 25

    As the worldwide demand for pico-PV products increases, internationally harmonized quality standards support sustainable market growth and ensure that consumers have access to reliable off-grid energy services. Lighting Global has established the most widely recognized and robust quality assurance framework for pico-PV products in the world, which is well positioned to serve as the foundation … Read More

  • USB Smartphone and Battery Charging

    Technical Notes Issue 24

    This Technical Note discusses USB charge port specifications and how they apply to renewable energy products. It is intended as an introduction and resource for manufacturers and other industry stakeholders on the history and application of complex USB technical standards as they pertain to mobile device battery charging.

  • 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