Press Releases

LightFair 2021 Moving to October 25-29

LightFair 2021 will be postponed until October 2021 report the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and International Market Centers (IMC). The annual showcase of new innovations in lighting design moves to October 27-29, 2021 and the accompanying educational conference is now October 25-29, 2021 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. The move puts LightFair 2021 at a more optimal time than the previously scheduled May 2021 dates. Read More

IES and Garden Light LED Release New eLearning Course

New York, NY — The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) partners with Garden Light LED to launch the new eLearning course, Learn Night Light: Observe, Design, Refine with Janet Lennox Moyer. Read More

IES Introduces The Lighting Library

New York, NY — The Illuminating Engineering Society announces The Lighting Library ™ the new online platform that updates, expands, and replaces the 2010 Lighting Handbook and previous versions of all IES standards. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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). Read More

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 Read More