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Global Lighting Association established

Global Lighting Association established

The Global Lighting Association has been established to represent over 5,000 lighting manufacturers. It is designed to be “the voice of the lighting industry on a global basis.

The primary mission of the Global Lighting Association is to share information, within the limits of competition law, on political, scientific, business, social and environmental issues of relevance to the lighting industry and to develop, implement and publish the position of the global lighting industry to relevant stakeholders in the international sphere.

Originally founded in 2007 as the Global Lighting Forum, the new Global Lighting Association represents the same members, but with a renewed focus and a commitment to being active and influential participants in shaping how the world is illuminated.

Jan Denneman, president of the Global Lighting Association, said: "The rejuvenation of the Global Lighting Association comes at a time when the lighting industry is undergoing massive transformation towards LEDs. This new technology provides tremendous new opportunities, and our mission is to promote the use of sustainable, energy efficient lighting solutions. We support a quick and smooth uptake of LEDs which will be beneficial for the industry, its customers, the consumers, and also the planet.

According to the Global Lighting Association, its priorities for 2012 include: energy efficiency, LED performance quality, and innovation.