IES is the official technical society of the lighting industry. Test procedures, recommended practices and the major reference book for the industry, The Lighting Handbook, are a few of the functions of this group.
NALMCO is an organization of lighting management and related companies who are committed to promoting professional lighting management techniques, the benefits of quality lighting and to fostering the expansion of the lighting management industry in a professional and ethical manner for the benefit of its members and end users.
The IBEW represents approximately 750,000 active members and retirees who work in a wide variety of fields, including utilities, construction, telecommunications, broadcasting, manufacturing, railroads and government. The IBEW has members in both the United States and Canada and stands out among the American unions in the AFL-CIO because it is among the largest and has members in so many skilled occupations.
The International Dark-sky Association goals are to be effective in stopping the adverse environmental impact on dark skies by building awareness of the problem of light pollution and of the solutions, and to educate everyone about the value and effectiveness of quality nighttime lighting. IDA, incorporated in 1988, believes in a united approach that is very supportive of the many local and individual efforts. Much has been accomplished in some locations, but much more needs to be done everywhere. We believe that we can succeed in preserving dark skies and in improving the nighttime environment for everyone. Quality outdoor lighting is the key. IDA can and will be supportive of members’ problems concerning these issues by sharing knowledge at the local, national, and international level. We are making a difference!
The International Landscape Lighting Institute encompasses all aspects of landscape lighting design and education. The institute has two goals. The first is to disseminate knowledge related to landscape-lighting design through educational courses, providing a place that designers can look to for information to help them on their projects, and ultimately raising the bar for future generations of landscape lighting professionals. The second is to preserve historical information about how landscape lighting started in the 1960’s, how it has become an integral part of landscape design, and how it has developed over time, including the evolution of the techniques we use today.
The Lighting Controls Association (LCA), administered by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), is the association dedicated to educating the professional building design, construction and management communities about the benefits and operation of automatic switching and dimming controls. These benefits include energy savings, flexibility and higher-quality building environments.
NECA, founded in 1901, is the leading representative of a segment of the construction market comprised of over 70,000 electrical contracting firms. The industry employs over 650,000 electrical workers and produces an annual volume of over $95 billion. NECA includes 120 U.S. chapters in addition to others in countries around the world. NECA is dedicated to enhancing the industry through continuing education, labor relations, current information and promotional activities. It is the voice of the electrical contracting industry, working to promote higher standards, quality workmanship and training for a skilled workforce.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), created in the fall of 1926 by the merger of the Electric Power Club and the Associated Manufacturers of Electrical Supplies, provides a forum for the standardization of electrical equipment, enabling consumers to select from a range of safe, effective, and compatible electrical products.
NEMA has made numerous contributions to the electrical industry by shaping public policy development and operating as a central confidential agency for gathering, compiling, and analyzing market statistics and economics data.