Press Releases

IES & IWBI Announce Joint Memorandum of Understanding

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and the International Well Building Institute (IWBI) are pleased to announce a memorandum of understanding enabling future collaboration to improve the quality of our indoor environments through improved lighting design.

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IES Launches New University Membership

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) announces new University Membership Category to inspire the next generation of lighting professionals and support educators.

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Illuminating Engineering Society’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Respect Initiative

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) has launched a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Respect (DEIR) Initiative.

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IES and IUVA Collaborate to Publish ANSI Standards for Measuring Ultraviolet C-Band (UV-C) Sources Used for Disinfection

The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES, est. 1906) and the International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA, est. 1999) have partnered to assemble experts in the measurement of ultraviolet C-band emissions (UV-C) to develop American National Standards for the measurement and characterization of UV-C device performance.

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IES Board of Directors and Staff Statement of Support

Simply put, Black Lives Matter. This is not a controversial statement. It speaks to the racial injustices that the Black community faces on a daily basis from law enforcement, the judicial system, and more. This is a reality that the IES does not accept.

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The Illuminating Engineering Society has over 3,000 participants from 59 countries on Germicidal Ultraviolet (GUV) webinar

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a wave of seemingly conflicting statements and opinions about the disinfection capabilities and safety of GUV, and in support of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) Photobiology Committee Report (CR-2-20-V1) Germicidal Ultraviolet (GUV) – Frequently Asked Questions, a webinar was held on May 7, 2020 entitled Germicidal Ultraviolet Disinfection in the Days of COVID-19. Over 3,000 individuals from 59 countries watched this 4 hour long live webinar, making it the highest attended event in the history of the IES (est. 1906).

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IES publishes UV guidance and joins with IDA on outdoor SSL advice

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UV-C can seem like a germicidal panacea in the coronavirus pandemic, but the IES warns about appropriate use; and the IES and IDA issue outdoor LED lighting guidance

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Important New IES Report: Germicidal Ultraviolet and COVID-19

The Illuminating Engineering Society releases new report on Germicidal Ultraviolet (GUV) and how it could reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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Reducing Light Pollution and its Negative Affects: IES and IDA New Collaboration

IDA and IES announce strategic collaboration to advance quality lighting to reduce light pollution.

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LightFair 2020 Canceled

Lightfair 2020 canceled due to ongoing Coronavirus concerns

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