Membership Types

NAILD membership benefits not only specialized lighting distributors and lighting manufacturers. If you sell, specify, design, install or maintain commercial lighting, NAILD is your go-to resource for knowledge and networking.

In addition to the Distributor and Vendor membership categories outlined below, we encourage manufacturer sales reps, lighting consultants, utilities, OEMs, lighting maintenance and electric contractors and contractor apprentices to join NAILD as an Associate Distributor or Associate Vendor member.

If commercial lighting touches any aspect of your business or your professional life, you will find the benefits, educational and networking opportunities of NAILD membership to be of compelling value. Join forces with NAILD today!

Distributor
Distributor: An applicant, to qualify, as a Distributor or Affiliate member in the Association must:
  1. Have a separate professional staff solely dedicated to the selling, stocking, and distribution of lighting products; and
  2. Maintain in the United States of America or the Dominion of Canada, a warehouse or similar facility in a physical location, zoned for commercial or industrial purposes by the municipality wherein such facility is located; and
  3. Not be owned by a division of or financially related to any lighting manufacturer; and
  4. Have annual purchases of lighting products from manufacturers, of at least $250,000.
  5. Have paid the required annual dues, as set forth herein

Application

Associate Member
Associate Member*: An applicant, to qualify, as an Associate Member in the Association, must:
  1. Associate Membership is open to any individual, company, partnership, corporation, or other entity that performs a general lighting service or related service that is seen as a potential benefit to the NAILD organization and /or its members.
  2. Have paid the annual dues, as set forth herein

*Associate Member is a Non-Voting category and ineligible to hold office.

Application

Vendor
Vendor: an applicant, to qualify, as a manufacturer (vendor) member in the Association, must:
  1. Have a separate professional staff dedicated to the selling of lighting products through distribution channels; and
  2. Maintain in the United States of America or the Dominion of Canada, a warehouse or similar facility in a physical location, zoned for commercial or industrial purposes by the municipality wherein such facility is located; and
  3. Have been an existing business entity for at least the three (3) full calendar years in the United States or the Dominion of Canada prior to the date of application; and
  4. Have paid the required initiation fees and annual dues, as set forth herein

Application

Associate Vendor
Associate Vendor*: An applicant, to qualify, as an Associate Vendor member in the Association, must:
  1. Have been an existing business entity for at least three (3) full calendar years in the United States or the Dominion of Canada prior to the date of application; and
  2. Not be engaged in the business of lighting or directly intended to compete with members who qualify as Distributor or Manufacturer members; and
  3. Have paid the required initiation fees and annual dues, as set forth herein

*Associate Manufacturer member is a non-voting category and ineligible to hold office.

Application