Global Lighting Association

Established in 2007

The world of illumination is undergoing rapid transformation: from technology and innovation to energy efficiency and recycling. To most effectively address industry changes and establish a more proactive global presence, members concluded their organization needed to change as well. Originally founded in 2007 as the Global Lighting Forum (GLF), the new Global Lighting Association (GLA) represents the same members—but with a renewed focus and broader scope, and a willingness to be ever more active and influential participants in shaping how the world around us is lighted.

What we do

The Global Lighting Association promotes the use of sustainable, energy efficient lighting solutions while maintaining and improving the quality of lighting. The GLA unites on a global level the leading national and regional industry associations for lighting technology. GLA functions as a forum for exchange and formulation of technical and policy information and is a recognized authority on issues of concern to the global lighting industry.

The Global Lighting Association, within the limits of national and EU competition law:

  • shares knowledge on global trends as well as legislative and regulatory developments and opportunities in lighting
  • shares information on the activities of individual associations
  • anticipates and initiates policies and actions on areas of common interest
  • provides governments with relevant product and market information

Our mission

The Global Lighting Association is the voice of the lighting industry on a global basis. The primary mission of the GLA is to share information, within the limits of national and EU 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.

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