The Global Lighting Association develops and supports working committees that proactively address industry issues through research, collaboration and publications. Comprised of industry experts, these committees provide information and expertise to members, governments, associations and other stakeholders.

Environment Committee

The Global Lighting Association’s Environment Committee monitors and makes recommendations to the GLA Board on global, regional and national environmental and health-related legislative and other developments that may affect the interests of GLA members. Its objectives include sharing information between GLA members on environmental and health related developments associated with lighting technologies and recommending and undertaking activities consistent with the Committee’s Charter. Issues that have been or are currently being addressed by the Committee include: providing input to the United Nations Environment Programme’s proposed Legally Binding Instrument on Mercury and development of a White Paper on Lighting Optical Safety. The environmental committee is currently chaired by board member, Bryan Douglas.

HS Codes Committee

The international Harmonised System of tariff codes was not prepared for the widespread and rapid adoption of solid-state lighting among the world’s lighting manufacturers. The HS Codes Committee provides advice to the World Customs Organisation on adjusting tariff codes to reflect the profound changes in lighting technology in recent times.