IES In the News

The Realities of Disinfectant Lighting

Architect Magazine
Scientists and manufacturers discuss the technologies available for reducing bacteria, mold, spores, and viruses using light. Read More

Collaboration Addresses Light Pollution

Facility Executive
IDA and IES adopt Five Principles for Responsible Outdoor Lighting to advance quality lighting. Read More

Lightfair Names 2020 Lightfair Innovation Awards Winners

Furniture Lighting & Decor
Fourteen winners are celebrated despite the cancellation of the 2020 trade show and conference.
Judge’s Citation: Illuminating Engineering Society – IES eLearning Portal Read More

A Recap of the 2020 Lighting R&D Workshop

EIN News
The 2020 Lighting R&D Workshop, co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the Illuminating Engineering Society, drew lighting experts from around the world to San Diego. The annual event is a cornerstone of DOE’s Lighting R&D Program planning. Read More

White House Official Says Sunlight, Humidity Help Kill Coronavirus

One News
In a statement sent to CNN, the Illuminating Engineering Society, a non-profit industry group, said, “Ultraviolet disinfecting ‘wands’ or other ultraviolet products for residential use — as they are inadequately proven and unregulated — may pose a safety hazard and are unlikely to provide the protection expected.” Read More

IUVA Fact Sheet on UV Disinfection for COVID-19

IUVA
The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) believes that UV disinfection technologies can play a role in a multiple barrier approach to reducing the transmission of the virus causing COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2, based on current disinfection data and empirical evidence. Read More

If Sunlight Kills Coronavirus, Why Not Try UV Lamps?

CNN
“Ultraviolet disinfecting ‘wands’ or other ultraviolet products for residential use — as they are inadequately proven and unregulated — may pose a safety hazard and are unlikely to provide the protection expected,” the group said in a statement sent to CNN. Read More

As Q1 Tumbles In Pandemic, Signify Cranks Up Its UV-C Business

LEDs Magazine
Just this week, the Illuminating Engineering Society issued guidance on its safe usage, while also encouraging its development. Read More

IES Releases Report on Germicidal Ultraviolet and COVID-19

EC&M Magazine
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently released a report to combat the seemingly conflicting statements and opinions about the disinfection capabilities and safety of germicidal ultraviolet (GUV). Read More

UV Industry Associations Warn: Do Not Use UV Light on Human Body for Disinfection

LEDinside
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently issued a report to provide professional information for UV disinfection and its potential to safely reduce the transmission of coronavirus. Read More