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06.06.2018, 11:56

Trade Association Partnership to Support Commercial Lighting

Industry & Regulatory News, EMEA
The LIA (Lighting Industry Association) is pleased to announce a partnership with BSI, the business standards company. The LIA and BSI have joined together to combine their knowledge and extensive expertise in assurance and testing within the lighting sector. This partnership will see the two organizations collaborate on and develop product testing and certification solutions.


To celebrate the partnership, a special event will be held at the LIA offices in Telford on 27 June 2018.The event will be an opportunity for businesses in the lighting sector to find out how the BSI Kitemark™ for Commercial Lighting can help their business by providing:

- Competitive advantage
- Access to new markets
- Faster product testing times
- Fewer risks
- Faster ‘time to market’ for new products


The BSI Kitemark™ for Commercial Lighting is a step forward in product safety and quality, which will drive up standards and further reduce the risks of product recalls and returns. It encompasses a wide range of lighting products and of course, includes LEDs.

 

Whilst recognising the achievements of commercial lighting manufacturers that consistently meet the highest possible standards, the BSI Kitemark also provides an important marketing tool for manufacturers of commercial lighting products.

 

Speaking about the partnership, Greg Childs, Electrical & Gas Certification Group Manager at BSI said:

“We’re delighted to be working with the LIA in order to help organisations achieve the BSI Kitemark for Commercial Lighting, as well as developing other product testing and certification solutions.

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“We’re committed to helping manufacturers deliver lighting products that are highly efficient and safe to use and this collaboration will enable us to continue to help businesses face new industry challenges.

“The BSI Kitemark is a symbol that around 70% of the British public Recognise, and one that has given millions of Britons over the last century the knowledge and comfort that the products they come into contact with are safe and reliable.”

 

The use of the LIA Laboratory facility means that BSI is able to provide assurance that products will be tested to the highest possible standards by specialists in their field.

 

Commenting on the new partnership, Chief Executive of the LIA, Steve Davies said:

“Testing to this BSI Kitemark cements the position of the LIA Laboratory as a leading provider for testing and certification within the lighting industry and we are proud to be in partnership with BSI, to support commercial lighting.”

 

As one of the most recognised symbols of quality and safety, the BSI Kitemark offers true value to customers, businesses and procurement practices. Visit www.bsigroup.com for more information.

 

If commercial lighting is your business, you need to join us at the special event to see how the BSI Kitemark for Commercial Lighting will strengthen your business and reputation. Visit the LIA website's event page to book your place.

 

 

The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)

About The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA)

The Lighting Industry Association (The LIA) is Europe’s largest Lighting Trade Association with a simple mission: "To strengthen the industry and promote the benefits of good quality lighting by representing all aspects of UK, EU and international legislation and standards at the highest level whilst protecting the interests of both the public and Members". The LIA was formed in January 2012 from the merger of The Lighting Industry Federation and The Lighting Association which brought together 175 years of experience in representing the industry. The LIA additionally owns and operates Lumicom, a not-for-profit WEEE Compliance Scheme that helps producers selling into the non-household market meet their regulatory obligations. Visit www.thelia.org.uk.

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