Establishment of a Credentialing System
A recognizable qualification system that distinguishes the work and skills of...
Texas House Bill 2649
The lighting community's wake-up call.
Looking Back, Looking Forward
Changes in lighting technology over the past decade have served as catalysts for...
Despite the program having completed its beta-testing stage, many lighting...
Credentialing for architectural lighting designers has stirred ongoing discussions...
Should Lighting Designers Be Licensed?
From the Archive presents articles from the past 25 years, with new commentary...
What's at stake as the lighting design community addresses the issue of...
Safeguarding Lighting Design
What constitutes professional qualifications? How does a lighting designer define...
A Rude Awakening
In Texas, proposed legislation related to the regulation and practice of...
Practice of Lighting Design Threatened by Texas House Bill 2649
An urgent news release issued by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) sent late Tuesday evening alerts its members that the Texas Legislature is scheduled to vote today on Texas House Bill 2649. The proposed legislation relates to the regulation and practice of engineering and lighting design. Specifically, Sections 3, 5, and 6 restricts the practice of lighting design only to licensed engineers, architects, engineers, landscape architects, and interior designers. The bill makes no recognition of the National Council on Qualifications for Lighting Professions exam or individuals who have passed this exam and received the Lighting Certified (LC) designation. If passed, the proposed legislation would go into effect on Sept. 1, 2009.