Membership of the Association is open to all bona fide lighting-related trading entities, provided they are fully tax-compliant and hold an in-date Tax Clearance Access Number. LAI is the voice of the lighting profession in Ireland.
Lighting Association Ireland (LAI) aims to promote best practice across all lighting applications, from the smallest domestic installation right up to multi-million-euro projects.
All parties in the supply chain – from manufacturers and manufacturers’ agents right through to consultants, specifiers, architects, lighting designers, wholesalers, and contractors — need to fully understand existing and emerging lighting-related technologies, and to keep abreast of, and even anticipate future developments. This also applies to controls and communication protocols.
Correctly-designed and installed lighting contributes to the energy efficiency targets set by the Government and LAI acts as an “enabler” for these targets, thereby helping Ireland achieve its mandatory EU energy and carbon reduction targets.
* Product Quality
* Regulation Compliance
* Installation Excellence
* Energy Efficiency
* Cross-industry engagement
Strength in partnerships
LAI is proactive in developing strong relationships with the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), the National Standards Authority of Ireland (NSAI), Government Departments, industry-related statutory bodies, regulatory authorities, professional institutions, installer associations and trade representative organisations.
It is also a member of LightingEurope, the Electrical Industries Federation of Ireland (EIFI) and the Lighting Industry Association (LIA), and has access to all their technical, educational and lobbying resources for the benefit of the membership.
Officers & Steering Group
Chair: Gearóid McKenna
Vice-Chair: Gavin Edwards
Treasurer: David Vaughan
Immediate Past-Chair: Paul O’Connor
Technical lead: Dave Murphy
Secretary: Pat Lehane
Dave Murphy (Chair); Declan Hanratty; Gearóid McKenna
Education & Training Committee
Paul Noonan (Chair), Geraldine Hamill and David Vaughan.
NSAI Emergency Lighting Delegate
LAI EIFI Delegates
Paul O’Connor and Gearóid McKenne (delegates); Gavin Edwards, EIFI Secretary Gay Byrne, EIFI President.
LAI CIBSE Ireland Delegate
LAI Golf Committee
Paul Noonan and Gearoid McKenna.
LAI LightingEurope Delegates
Gearoid McKenna and Gay Byrne
LightingEurope Emergency Lighting Subgroup Delegate
LightingEurope Working Group Value of Lighting (WG VoL) Delegate
(Life cycle assessment for lighting products)
Eoin Mulligan and Geraldine Hamill