About LAI

About Lighting Association Ireland

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.

LAI Objectives  

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.

The principal strands by which LAI aims to achieve these goals are by way of comprehensive training and education programmes, and the dissemination of information and guidance.
Please view our guiding principles >
Gavin Edwards, Chair, Lighting Association Ireland.


* Product Quality  

* Standards   

* Regulation Compliance   

* Installation Excellence     

* Energy Efficiency

* Sustainability   

* 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 & Delegates

Officers for 2023/2024

Chair — Gavin Edwards

Ex-Officio — Gearóid McKenna

Vice-Chair — Dave Murphy

Treasurer — David Vaughan

Secretary — Pat Lehane


Executive Steering Group for 2022/2023

Gavin Edwards

Gearóid McKenna

Paul O’Connor

David Vaughan

Dave Murphy

Pat Lehane


Technical Committee

Dave Murphy (Chair), Paul Noonan, Gearóid McKenna           


Education & Training Committee

Paul O’Connor


NSAI Emergency Lighting Delegate

Gearóid McKenna

EIFI Delegates

Gavin Edwards, Paul O’Connor, Gay Byrne


CIBSE Ireland Delegate

Delegate — Stevie Young


LightingEurope Delegate

Gavin Edwards, Gay Byrne


LightingEurope Emergency Lighting Subgroup

Technical Delegate — David Vaughan


LightingEurope Working Group Value of (VoL)

Technical Delegate — Dave Murphy


LightingEurope Life Cycle Assessment Working Group (LCA)

Eoin Mulligan


LightingEurope Sustainability Working Group

Dan Hope


WEEE Delegate

Geraldine Hamill