As part of its mission to serve the IALD worldwide membership in promoting the visible success of its members, the IALD engages in worldwide advocacy for the unique needs of architectural lighting designers.
Energy Policies
The IALD is actively involved in monitoring and influencing energy standards throughout the world. These efforts involve public education, consultation to code-writing authorities and regulatory agencies, and participation in projects related to lighting quality and lighting energy.
Guidelines for Specification Integrity
The Lighting Industry Resource Council (LIRC), formed in 1996, provides a forum for IALD members and lighting manufacturers to discuss current topics, trends and issues in the lighting area. The LIRC provides a critical dimension to IALD activities and improves the quality of lighting overall. The Guidelines for Specification Integrity, recently revised and republished by the IALD in collaboration with the LIRC, promotes the use of best procedures in the lighting design process.
Metrics of Quality
The IALD is working to improve lighting quality through the development of simulation models of lighting comfort and effectiveness that will form the basis of research and the establishment of minimum quality for design. The IALD is also a member of the National Lighting Bureau and the Light Right Coalition.


IALD’s Find a Lighting Designer feature includes four search options:

  • Country and Project Type can be searched using the drop-down menus.
  • To search by City, simply type in the city you are interested in. The results will first list lighting designers located in that city. The search will then list any designer that has referenced that city in their profile or project list.
  • To search by keyword, type in any word or phrase of interest (example: designer’s name, company name, project name, zip code). The search will yield any profiles that include the keyword you’ve used, or will yield no results if your keyword is not found exactly as entered.

You can use one field or a combination of fields to locate the desired lighting designer. If you are having trouble with the search, or need further assistance, please contact IALD at or by calling +1 312 527 3677.