The Lighting Section bundles the interests of the lighting industry at national and European level. It supports the goals of its members in many areas and conducts comprehensive industry marketing. The ZVEI Lighting Section represents the interests of the lighting industry in the fields of business and marketing, technology and standardisation as well as environmental policy. To this end, it maintains contacts with other associations, non-governmental organisations, ministries and parliamentarians in Germany and Europe. Based on the exchange of experience in numerous bodies and committees, statements on important industry topics are developed.

Comprehensive and joint marketing is carried out via the industry initiative licht.de. The diverse offerings include the website www.licht.de, the licht.wissen and licht.foren publications. Other public relations activities, such as presentations at events organised by other associations and institutions, are aimed at a wide variety of target groups and round off the range of services. In the field of technology, the trade association significantly supports the FNL in DIN, which focuses on the development of lighting standards. Through the coordination of CEN TC 169, the association occupies an important position in European lighting standards. An exchange with the VDE Test Institute at events and the development of technical positions helps members in the application of test standards. The Lighting Association is a member of the European LightingEurope association. The international highlight of the sector is Light+Building, which took place for the first time in 2000 on the initiative of the Lighting Association.