The Professional Lighting Design Alliance
A common effort towards ensuring lighting
is designed by qualified professionals
The goal of the PLD Alliance is to ensure that when lighting design concepts are developed, and lighting solutions are implemented, a qualified lighting professional is involved.
The Alliance will pave the way and support, organise and coordinate the process to gain official recognition of the lighting design profession.
The role of this website is to extend the network and platform created by VIA-Verlag to address the Professional Lighting Design community and to provide an interface to link and coordinate professional groups and stakeholders in the field of lighting design, lighting quality and lighting culture, thus coordinating and supporting political and educational activities to forward the development of lighting quality in the professional world and in society in general. The Alliance is not a substitute for any professional association, but a powerful tool for a movement to establish the profession and develop knowledge in lighting design.
The Alliance has been formed to move this forward in a professional and sustainable fashion. Any member of the lighting design community can become a partner and support the above-mentioned objectives. The Alliance comprises different Divisions, which are dedicated to specific groups within the lighting design community. Each of these communities can exist and develop in its own right, but is an integral part of the overall effort to ensure lighting is designed by qualified recognised professionals.