Trade Associations

  • American Lighting Association (ALA)

    The American Lighting Association is a trade association representing the residential lighting industry in the United States and Canada. Its membership includes leading lighting manufacturers, showrooms (retailers), manufacturers’ representatives and designers.

  • Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA)

    The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) is the recognized technical authority on illumination. For over 100 years; its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers, through a variety of programs, publications, and services.

  • Industry Data Exchange Association (IDEA)

    The Industry Data Exchange Association, Inc. (IDEA) is the official technology service provider and eBusiness standards body of the electrical industry. We were founded in 1998 through a partnership rooted in the collective leadership of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) members. We were created by the industry, for the industry, to help you run your business more efficiently.

  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

    IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.

  • International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD)

    Founded in 1969 and based in Chicago, Illinois, USA, the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) is an internationally recognized organization dedicated solely to the concerns of independent, professional lighting designers. The IALD strives to set the global standard for lighting design excellence by promoting the advancement and recognition of professional lighting designers.

  • National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED)

    Headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., the National Association of Electrical Distributors (NAED) is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit organization dedicated to serving and protecting the electrical distribution channel. NAED is the voice of electrical distribution, providing members with the best in tools, information, and assistance to help them thrive financially and to improve the electrical distribution channel.

  • National Association of Independent Lighting Distributors (NAILD)

    Some of the main objectives of NAILD are to increase the effectiveness and profitability of the specialized lighting distributor through educational programs; to make available to members information pertaining to the distribution of lighting products; to develop marketing plans and programs through an exchange of ideas & to improve membership awareness of supplier marketing programs; and promote the need for and the benefit of good lighting.

  • National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP)

    The NCQLP is a non-profit organization founded in 1991 to serve and protect the well-being of the public through effective and efficient lighting practice. Through a peer-review process, the NCQLP establishes the education, experience and examination requirements for baseline certification across the lighting professions.

  • National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA)

    NECA has provided over a century of service to the $130 billion electrical construction industry that brings power, light, and communication technology to buildings and communities across the United States. NECA’s national and 119 local chapters advance the industry through advocacy, education, research, and standards development.

  • National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)

    NEMA is the association of electrical equipment manufacturers, founded in 1926 and headquartered in Arlington, Virginia. Its member companies manufacture a diverse set of products including power transmission and distribution equipment, lighting systems, factory automation and control systems, and medical diagnostic imaging systems.

  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA)

    NRECA is the national service organization for more than 900 not-for-profit rural electric cooperatives and public power districts providing retail electric service to more than 42 million consumers in 47 states and whose retail sales account for approximately 12 percent of total electricity sales in the United States.

  • Professional Lighting Designers’ Association (PLDA)

    The Professional Lighting Designers’ Association (PLDA) was originally founded as the European Lighting Designers’ Association ELDA+, and is a voluntary federation of lighting designers and lighting consultants who are active on an international scale, their purpose being to increase the reputation of the profession and to establish the profession as such in its own right.

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