July 6, 2017: The Lighting Industry Association (LIA) and the BSI Group (British Standards Institution) have entered into a new agreement that will allow customers of both the organisations to benefit from their expertise and specialisms.
The agreement will help lighting manufacturers to achieve UK, EU and world-wide approvals through LIA Laboratory for their range of products. These product certifications would include the British Standards Institution Kitemark, a highly recognized symbol of quality and safety around the world.
Steve Davies, LIA CEO commented, “This agreement cements the position of LIA Laboratory as the leading provider for testing and certification within the lighting industry and we are proud to be associated with BSI to support the sector.”
Greg Childs, Certification Team Manager from the UK standards organization concluded, “With this agreement and relationship, the LIA join a small select group of organizations who meet the exacting standards required by BSI for the organizations that we work with. This new relationship will mean we can now have a truly joined up approach in offering services to the lighting industry including the prestigious BSI Kitemark.”
Earlier, LIA president Dave Ribbons said he wanted to guide the organisation to deliver what the members have been asking for, and what the customers demand—knowledge and quality.
Ribbons, who is also the European sales chief at Lutron, said the organization will emphasis on standards and testing, and education of both the industry and end users.
Ribbons, a graduate of the LIA’s certificate course in lighting, says that support and services extended by the LIA are important to its membership and the lighting industry.