Lighting Industry Academy invites learners to explore education and career opportunities in lighting

Pictured: Chandni Patel, HNC student and Trainee Lighting Designer, it does Lighting Ltd

The Lighting Industry Academy is holding its Open Day on Tuesday, 3 July at the Lighting Industry Association (LIA) in Telford and invites all those interested in finding educational opportunities for working in and developing their careers in lighting.

The Mackwell LIA Certificate Course Outstanding Student of 2017 is…

Pictured: LIA President Dave Ribbons, Outstanding Student Sarah Burke and LIA CEO Steve Davies

The Lighting Industry Academy’s LIA Certificate is recognised throughout the industry as the main lighting course to enhance your lighting knowledge. Designed to be a stepping stone in your career that can lead you to many different opportunities within the lighting industry.

The Latest Academy Ambassador sees distribution as key

NET LED Lighting are acknowledged specialists in LED lighting solutions for commercial businesses across the UK via its extensive electrical wholesaler network.

Seen as the manufacturers’ distributor, with over 25 years of knowledge and experience in SMD LED technologies, NET LED ensures they only supply products that meet the industry’s stringent quality and performance demands.

Christopher Dawes, Director at NET LED explains why they wanted to become an Ambassador of the Lighting Industry Academy.

The Academy Ambassador thinking inside the box

Pictured: Sarah Lavell, Academy Operations Manager with Director of Luxbox, Simon Fox

The latest industry player to support the vision of the Lighting Industry Academy is relative newcomer to the emergency lighting world, Lux Box Lighting Technology Ltd.

Whilst Luxbox may be a new brand, it has the power of Sander Elektronik, the Swiss emergency lighting specialists, behind it. At the helm is Simon Fox who has been a key figure in emergency lighting for over 20 years.

Simon explains the company’s support for the Academy:

Let the Lighting Industry Academy Help You Switch to Energy Efficient Street Lighting

Upgrading street lighting to more efficient LED technology can offer huge benefits, lower energy costs, controllability, improved landscape aesthetics and reduced light pollution, and enhanced safety for pedestrians and motorists. Yet only around 1 in 5 of the street lights in the UK is currently LED. 

Luxonic picks up the Lighting Industry Academy’s Ambassador Torch

For over 30 years, Luxonic’s passion for developing and manufacturing energy efficient equipment has seen them deliver their portfolio of lighting products to some of the world’s most innovative businesses, and becoming the UK’s foremost designer of lighting solutions.

By committing to Ambassador Status, Luxonic join over fifteen of the most respected names spanning the lighting industry, business and education.

Need help getting your energy saving lighting installation off the ground?

A survey from The Grocer’s 2015 Switch the Lights campaign suggests that retail businesses aim to have at least 80% of total floor space lit by LEDs by 2020. And 85% of companies who have changed, said that switching to LED lighting had resulted in “highly beneficial” or “beneficial” savings to maintenance budgets.

2018 sees Mackwell inducted into the Lighting Industry Academy as Ambassador

It seems only natural that Mackwell becomes a Lighting Industry Academy Ambassador. Cementing its long established relationship with the LIA, as our annual sponsor of The Mackwell Student of the Year Awards for the LIA Certificate Course.

Join the Lighting Industry Academy as we look into lighting

The Lighting Industry Academy ‘popped up’ at Lux Live this year. Here the LIA delivered an educational programme, where delegates gained a greater understanding of the key aspects of the lighting industry.

We held two mornings of educational sessions, targeted at the Lux Live audience. The sessions helped provide the right level of understanding to support the choosing and using of the fantastic lighting products on show at the exhibition.

Due to its success and demand from the industry, the LIA are re-running the sessions for one day only.

One year on - Have you seen the light?

28 September 2016 saw the Lighting Industry Academy (Academy) open its doors to the industry. Its aim being to work together with the industry to provide a hub of learning for the lighting community.

One year on and the Academy are proud to have taught over 800 students at its purpose built facility in Telford and created a learning portfolio encompassing the full spectrum of lighting..