Lighting Global maintains a set of Quality Standards that set a baseline level of quality, durability, and truth-in-advertising to protect consumers. The Standards are a baseline requirement for participation in Lighting Global support programs. Conformance with the Quality Standards is evaluated based on results from laboratory testing according to the Quality Test Method (QTM) as defined by IEC/TS 62257-9-5. The tests are conducted at an approved, third-party test center using randomly-procured samples. To receive a Lighting Global Standardized Specifications Sheet, a product must meet the Quality Standards in an initial round of tests. We may follow up with Market Check Testing to ensure that products on the market continue to meet the Standards; if the product fails this testing, its Standardized Specifications Sheets (SSS) is withdrawn.
Key aspects of the Lighting Global Quality Standards:
- Truth in Advertising: Advertising and marketing materials accurately reflect tested product performance.
- Durability: Product is appropriately protected from water exposure and physical ingress and survives being dropped.
- System Quality: Product passes a visual wiring and assembly inspection.
- Lumen Maintenance: Product maintains at least 85% of initial light output after 2,000 hours of operation.
- Warranty: A one-year (or longer) retail warranty is available.
For details, see the full Lighting Global Quality Standards.
Buyers, governments, and institutions that need to ensure product quality and performance can use a Quality Standards framework like ours to protect buyers and consumers and effectively regulate the marketplace.
Our quality assurance framework is based on IEC/TS 62257-9-5. Using the IEC framework gives programs and institutions access to a comprehensive set of third-party verified products with comparable test results. Harmonizing requirements with Lighting Global means leveraging the most up-to-date, globally relevant Quality Standards and ensures continued insights from the marketplace will protect buyers and consumers.