IES In the News

UV Disinfection is Not a Quick Fix for Commercial Spaces

Construction Week
One of these potential weapons is UV disinfection. The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) confirmed that UVC could kill COVID-19 when implemented at the right dose and the sudden interest has resulted in a surge of UVC products entering the market, often from suppliers without any UV experience. Read More

Coronavirus Sparks New Interest In Using Ultraviolet Light To Disinfect Indoor Air

NPR
“We have very little practical experience to show how effective it can be [in a pandemic] since it’s been out of use in this country and in Western Europe,” said Sliney of Johns Hopkins, who chairs a committee with the Illuminating Engineering Society, which recently released new guidance on GUV Read More

UV Light Can Help Disinfect, but Comes With Huge Covid Caveats

Inc. Magazine
Experts are sounding the alarm on UV light products, which remain poorly regulated. Read More

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

Using UV Light to Kill Viruses Like COVID-19

Technology Times Pakistan
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) recently released a report on germicidal UV, and notes that UV-C is the most effective at disinfection 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