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By Furniture News Aug 06, 2015

LIA's new laboratory and learning centre take shape

The building works for the Lighting Industry Association (LIA)'s laboratory and learning centre have commenced and are due to be completed in early 2016.

Already one of the UK’s largest independent lighting test laboratories, the LIA Laboratory’s new facility will house state-of-the-art testing equipment that ordinarily would be out of reach of many of the lighting SMEs, creating a UK-wide national lighting-testing asset.

The LIA is also developing a learning centre to serve the whole lighting supply chain. Being sited at the LIA’s HQ in Telford, this will consist of a purpose-built learning environment, new course materials and delivery methodology that would enable companies to train their staff and their supply chains on the benefits, limitations and capabilities of lighting technologies.

These projects will ensure that the LIA on behalf of its members and the UK lighting industry will be in a position to address the training needs as well as being better equipped to the issues facing the product performance issues of the industry.

Steve Davies, CEO of the LIA, says: “These new facilities will be a fantastic asset for the industry. Consequently, jobs will be secured and created both within the LIA itself and across the lighting industry as a whole.”

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