Government Affairs

The ALA operates a regulatory affairs program that works with international, federal and state/provincial governmental agencies, environmental groups and standard and code organizations that influence how lighting products are designed, manufactured and sold by our members.

A key stance of the association is the Call for Practical Energy Policy, which urges legislative and regulatory bodies in the U.S. and Canada to adopt energy-efficiency policies that recognize the importance of the proper application of lighting and its impact on human well being and commerce. This call to action was developed in partnership with the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA).

Download the 2016 ALA Government Affairs Policy Positions