Illuminating The Industry Path
In May 2010, members from various portable lighting companies began discussing the need of an industry trade organization. By September of that year, PLATO was officially incorporated as a 501 c6 in the State of Delaware. PLATO held it's first official board meeting that December. Since its inception, PLATO has grown to nearly 40 members representing a wide variety of portable lighting manufacturers. In late 2016, the Association recently celebrated a major achievement when it developed and released the revised ANSI/PLATO FL 1 Standard, which aims to improve portable lighting quality and packaging transparency.