Professional and Trade Associations

There are many professional and trade associations around the world that have an interest in the art and science of lighting. Many promote good lighting practices and further the profession by developing standards and guides, and by certifying their members. An overview of known certifications can be found here.

Association

Acronym

Country/Region

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers Society of Light and Lighting

SLL

UK

interNational Association of Lighting Management Companies

NALMCO

USA

Professional Lighting Designers’ Association

PLDA

EU

National Lighting Bureau

NLB

USA

Optoelectronics Industry Development Association

OIDA

USA and International

Association de Concepteurs Eclairage

ACE

France

Associazione Professionisti dell’Illuminazione (Italian Lighting Professionals Association)

APIL

Italy

Professional Lighting and Sound Association

PLASA

UK and International

Institution of Lighting Professionals

ILP

UK

Indian Society of Lighting Engineers

ISLE

India

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

IES

North America

Consortium for Solar Lighting

CSL

USA

Svenska Ljussättareföreningen (Association of Swedish Lighting Designers)

SLF

Sweden

Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand

IESANZ

Australia and New Zealand

Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan

IEIJ

Japan

Illuminating Engineering Society of Finland (Suomen Valoteknillisen Seura)

IES of Finland

Finland

China Illuminating Engineering Society

CIES

China

Illuminating Engineering Association of Thailand

TIEA

Thailand

Designers Lighting Forum (local organizations)

DLFNY DLF-NE DLFNY DLFCO

USA

Association of Lighting Designers

ALD

UK

Ljóstæknifélag Íslands (Illuminating Engineering Society of Iceland)

LFI

Iceland

Associazione Italiana d’Illuminazione

AIDI

Italy

Concepteurs lumière sans frontières (Lighting Designers without Borders)

CLSF

France & International

Lighting Detectives (Transnational Tanteidan)

TNT

Japan & International

Deutsche Lichttechnische Gesellschaft

LITG

Germany

Schweizer Licht Gesellschaft

SLG

Switzerland

Lighting Urban Community International

LUCI

International

Comité Español de Iluminación (Spanish Lighting Committee)

CEI

Spain

International Laser Display Association

ILDA

International

International Association of Lighting Designers

IALD

International

International Society for Optics and Photonics

SPIE

International

Lighting Industry Association

LIA

UK & EU

Commission Internationale de l´Eclairage (International Commission on Illumination)

CIE

International

National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors

NAILD

USA

NEMA Lighting Systems Division

NEMA

USA

Association of Outdoor Lighting Professionals

AOLP

North America

Global Off-Grid Lighting Association

GOGLA

International

The Society of Television Lighting and Design

STLD

UK

Ecolight

Italy

Russian Lighting Research Institute

VNISI

Russia

Lighting Trade Association

LTA

Russia

Korean Institute of Illuminating and Electrical Installation Engineers

KIIEE

Korea

Commission Internationale de l´Eclairage – Taiwan

CIE-Taiwan

Taiwan

Taiwan Lighting Fixture Export Association

TLFEA

Taiwan

Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa

IESSA

South Africa

International Dark-Sky Association

IDA

US & International

Association of Energy Engineers Certified Lighting Efficiency Professional (CLEP) Program

AEE/CLEP

USA

European Lamp Companies Federation

ELC

EU

Federation for National Manufacturers Associations for Luminaires and Electrotechnical Components for Luminaires in the European Union

CELMA

EU

 

Compiled by Lois I. Hutchinson, in no particular order.

 

Editors note.
This listing took a lot of time and effort to compile. We will attempt to keep it as up to date as possible. If you know of any omissions or errors, please email us.

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