The DEIR in Lighting working group is a coalition of lighting industry thought leaders – designers, manufacturers, educators, advocates, and change makers – working collaboratively to leverage existing and new efforts to advance diversity, equity, inclusion, and respect (DEIR) in the lighting industry. The foundation for this working group was a roundtable held in December 2021, where DOE convened more than three dozen participants from government, industry, and academia to discuss opportunities to engage and align collaborative efforts for advancing DEIR in lighting education programs, design competitions, research funding opportunities, and other pathways. Chief among the takeaways was the need for regular, ongoing meetings to delve into specific subtopics, to leverage and align efforts to create a more equitable lighting industry.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Respect in Lighting Roundtable Report


The working group meets on a regular basis and shares meeting recaps, news, events, and other resources via newsletters.

November 2023 Newsletter

July 2023 Newsletter

April 2023 Newsletter

February 2023 Newsletter

October 2022 Newsletter

August 2022 Newsletter

June 2022 Newsletter

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