Why You Should Belong

NALMCO is the organization of lighting management professionals that promotes the best use of all lighting technologies."
- Steve Kath, CLMC, The Retrofit Companies, Owatonna, MN

Lighting professionals are bombarded with new technologies nearly every day. Every one of those advancements comes with both risk and opportunity. Ignore a new technology, and risk missing opportunities. Take action, and risk making the wrong choice.

Fortunately, industry organizations like NALMCO are here to help. By being part of the right organization, you can get credible information, take advantage of educational opportunities, earn valuable professional certifications and participate in relevant events. All things that will help you stay ahead of the curve. 

Review the lighting pro’s guide to industry organizations to see how membership in NALMCO is unique and supports your membership in other industry organizations.

Download an introductory guide to NALMCO and the various membership types.

Review the NALMCO membership fees.

Use NALMCO’s power to make your business stronger—join today!

Which type of membership is right for you?


General Members include companies that provide or contract labor, materials, or design/consulting for the purpose of providing lighting maintenance services.

Associate Members include specialty lighting distributors, manufacturers, utilities or associations.

Professional Members Professional Members may include landlords, energy managers, lighting efficiency professionals, auditors, architects, IT professionals or governmental agencies, utilities or property management firms with the responsibility for energy and lighting. This membership category is for individuals, not companies, who do not otherwise qualify for General or Associate membership.

Student Members must be enrolled at an accredited educational institution with the equivalent of 10 college units (10 hours per week).    

Education Partners are accredited educational institutions that have been approved by the NALMCO Board of Directors for the purposes of certification and limited member benefits.   

Strategic Partners include trade associations that have been approved by the NALMCO Board of Directors for reciprocal activities.