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Lux exclusive: LIF members vote to merge with LA

The members of the LIF have voted to merge with the Lighting Association, Lux magazine can reveal.

Two become one: LIF president Rune Marki seals the deal with Jonathan Lucas, LA president

In two parallel emergency general meetings of both organisations, a majority of both the LIF and LA voted for a merger.

Lux can reveal that the new organisation is to be known as the Lighting Industry Association and will be incorporated early in 2012.

‘LIF members believe that the merging of operations of LIF and LA into one new expanded association will be beneficial to the members and the market generally, both in terms of better representation of the industry and the provision of services to members, during a period of rapid technological change for the industry,’ LIF President Rune Marki told the press.

‘A great deal of work has gone into the proposal to merge during the course of this year and I am delighted that the members have voted in favour. A single stronger association will better equip the whole industry for the challenges that we are facing in a rapidly changing business environment,’ said Jonathan Lucas, president of the Lighting Association.

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