About Us

The Lighting Association Ireland (LAI) is an independent, non-profit organisation which was established in March 2014 to represent the collective views, regulatory requirements and commercial interests of all member companies and professionals engaged in all aspects of the lighting industry in Ireland. Our founding members are a group made up of representatives from the lighting industry in ROI and include Electrical Distributors, Retail Lighting Experts, Electrical Contractors, Electrical Products Producers among others.

The LAI welcomes all those who are interested in any aspect of the world of light, lighting, and its applications. Lighting designers, consulting engineers, researchers, students, professors, manufacturers, sales staff; all contribute and all are members of the LAI.

The aims of the Association are:

  • To promote the benefits of good lighting, especially in the built environment within the island of Ireland.
  • To be at the forefront of developing lighting as an integral part of a low-energy and sustainable future.
  • To establish and promote good practice in lighting design and engineering in all their facets.
  • To provide a forum where people interested in all aspects of light and lighting can come together.

If you feel you would like to join the association, click here and complete our simple application form. Our Committee will review your application at the next committee meeting and will advise you immediately following this if your application is successful.

Gabriel Byrne Gay Byrne
LAI Chairman

Gay is MD of Fantasy Lights Group. He has over 30 years in the electrical industry and a light in the lighting arena! During this time, he has pioneered the use of cutting-edge lighting technologies for all types of lighting applications and is well positioned to lead the way for LAI.