Gabriel Byrne, LAI Chairman, addressing the attendance at the recent CE course in the RDS before handing over to Andy Guest, the course presenter from LIA.
This course was specifically devised by LIA for its members in the UK but LAI has also adopted accreditation to it it as part of its membership criteria.
The nature of the course is more like a workshop with inter-action and discussion a key part of the proceedings. The capacity attendance in the RDS fully embraced the concept and participated with enthusiasm, sharing views and opinions on the various points raised. All agreed that it was extremely educational and beneficial.
Apart from an important information source, accreditation as having completed this course is also critical in that it is now part of the requirements of LAI membership. The recent AGM passed a motion approving a measure whereby at least one person from member companies must have accreditation as having successfully completed this course.
This, and other initiatives planned for 2018, demonstrate LAI’s determination to provide guidance and leadership to the lighting sector in Ireland, and to promote professional and responsibility. It will continue to promote best practice across all industry segments, and to engage with Government agencies and regulatory authorities, especially the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), with whom it has a number of working committees.
Gay Byrne, LAI Chairman, addressing the attendance at the recent CE course in the RDS before handing over to Andy Guest, the course presenter from LIA.
Pictured signing the agreement at LIA’s Telford Centre is Gay Byrne, LAI Chairman and Julie Humpreys, LIA Commercial Manager.
Lighting Association Ireland (LAI) and the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) have announced a joint agreement to work closely together. The two bodies share a similar outlook and philosophy when it comes to their members and the future of lighting, and the closer relationship between them will benefit not just the members, but the entire lighting industry.
Lighting Association Ireland is the established representative body for the sector in Ireland with a membership that includes all the key players and market-leading brands. Between them they are involved in every facet of the business, including design, manufacture, distribution and installation of lighting throughout all of Ireland.
The LIA has a heritage of over 80 years and is Europe’s largest trade association for lighting equipment professionals with over 250 members. It is globally recognised as an authority on all lighting matters.
The agreement between LAI and the LIA will see the sharing of member benefits between both organisations covering a wide range of services, from training to social events and including the LIA’s UKAS-accredited lighting laboratory.
In the context of Brexit and what it may or may not bring, both associations agree that it is logical to have mutually-beneficial ties to maximise shared strengths and interests for the future.