Industry portal for Irish lighting sector

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Established in 2014 to represent the views, regulatory requirements and commercial interests of all member companies and professionals involved in the Irish lighting industry, the Lighting Association Ireland (LAI) has just launched its new website.

The new portal – www.laoi.ie – represents an invaluable resource when it comes to lighting and is now the go-to reference source for LAI members and non-members alike. The site includes a wealth of information related to lighting covering everything from new and existing lighting legislation through to industry best practice, training and exhibitions, shows and events.

Commenting on the new website, LAI Chairman, Gay Byrne, said, “This site is now a vital ingredient in the armoury of LAI as it provides members and the industry at large with access to relevant information which will help them make informed business decisions when specifying and installing lighting solutions. In the broader context LAI will also engage with the industry by way of seminars, CPD technical presentations and participation in relevant exhibitions, such as the SEAI Energy Show in the RDS in Dublin on 5/6 April 2017.”

The founding members of LAI consist of representatives from the lighting industry in the Republic of Ireland and include electrical distributors, retail lighting experts, electrical contractors and electrical producers among others. Membership comprises a collaboration of companies from various segments of the lighting industry, ranging from manufacturers and distributors through to wholesalers and retailers.

In addition, LAI offers affiliate membership to all others involved in lighting. This includes lighting designers, consulting engineers, electrical contractors, electricians, students and lighting sales staff.

The aims of Lighting Association Ireland are:

– To promote the benefits of good lighting, especially in the built environment within the island of Ireland.
– To be at the forefront of developing lighting as an integral part of a low-energy and sustainable future.
– To establish and promote good practice in lighting design and engineering in all their facets.
– To provide a forum where people interested in all aspects of light and lighting can come together.

Companies that would like to join the Association should visit the website and complete the simple application form. The Association’s committee review all applications at their committee meetings and advise firms if their application is successful.

For more information, telephone (RoI/NI) 00353 (0)1 452 4182, e-mail [email protected] or visit the www.laoi.ie