Technical

  • Dark Adapted Glare
    To review research and create recommendations for dark adapted glare in relation to lighting.

  • Aviation
    To study the application of light and lighting to spaces and functions involved in the operation of aircraft and spacecraft. www.iesalc.org

    • Aviation General Sub-Committee
      To study the application of light and lighting to spaces and functions involved in the operation of aircraft and of spacecraft.

    • Aviation Lighting RP Sub-Committee
      To study the application of light and lighting to spaces and functions involved in the operation of aircraft and of spacecraft.

  • Color
    To study, evaluate and report on the effects of color and on color rendering in relation to the art and science of illumination.

  • Computer
    To assist the lighting community in the use of computers in lighting applications by setting standards and by disseminating information.

    • Computer File Format Sub-Committee
      provides recommendations for standard ray file format for the LED packages and other light sources that contains information used as interface with ray tracing or other optical design and simulation software in lighting applications.

    • Computer BIM Sub-committee
      A TM or white paper to develop a standard for shared parameters for lighting files for building information modeling software.

  • Brightness Sub-Committee
    Identify empirical evidence that demonstrates effects of lamp spectrum on spatial brightness; identify a method for predicting the magnitude of lamp SPD effct on spatial brightness.

  • Daylighting
    To study the opportunities involved in daylighting, develop recommended practices and report thereon.

    • Daylighting Core Sunlighting Sub-Committee
      To outline and describe the opportunities involved in bringing sunlight deep into buildings, develop recommended practices and make reports available to practitioners and stakeholders in the building industry.

    • Daylighting Terms Task Group
      To develop a list of daylighting terms to be used for ANSI/IES RP-16, RP-5, and LM-83.

  • Energy Management
    The generative development of formal recommendations pertaining to the effective and efficient use of energy for lighting by means of study, review, and updating of existing standards and recommendations; and the liaison with officials, organizations and bodies similarly oriented.

    • EMC Upgrades Sub-Committee
      Generative development of formal recommendations pertaining to upgrading lighting systems to promote effective and efficient use of energy for lighting by means of study, review, and updating of existing standards and recommendations and the liaison with officials, organizations and bodies similarly oriented.

    • EMC Lighting Controls Sub-Committee
      To educate on the proper use of lighting controls for existing and new construction.

  • Healthcare Facilities
    To study the application of light and lighting to the spaces and tasks involved within a health care facility and to report thereon.

  • Hospitality Facilities
    To investigate the utilization of light in hotel, motel, restaurants, and free standing food facility environments, and to report thereon.

  • Industrial
    To initiate, follow up and coordinate lighting study projects in the industrial field, review the reports of the various subcommittees in this field and make recommendations to the Board.

  • International Relationships
    To develop policy, procedures and guidance for the Society in promoting internationally a common understanding of lighting subjects. This will be accomplished through the medium of scientific, professional and technical exchanges in various fields of illumination.

  • International Standards
    Review and inform the Society on international Standards affecting the North American Industry.

  • Landscape
    To study and recommend guidlelines for illumination of landscape areas including hardscape and softscape elements in both natural and manmade environments.

  • Light Control & Luminaire Design
    To collect and correlate the knowledge and data on means and methods of controlling, directing, reflecting, transmitting, and diffusing light; and on the principles and practices of equipment design

  • Light Sources
    To correlate and report available information as to the science and technology of light production, the characteristics of current light sources, and future technological trends.

  • Lighting For The Aged & Partially Sighted
    To review the available information on the special lighting requirements of older eyes and people with defective vision and to develop lighting design recommendations which optimize seeing and comfort.

  • Maintenance
    To study and report to the general membership the elements and their interrelationships that contribute to the deterioration of a lighting system with time.

  • Museum & Art Gallery
    To investigate, consolidate, and follow up on the application of light and lighting in the spaces and on the tasks involved in museums and galleries, and to report on these activities.

  • Nomenclature
    To define the terms and standards of illumination and to endeavor to obtain uniformity in nomenclature.

  • Office
    To study the lighting requirements of offices, develop suitable lighting recommendations and report thereon.

  • Outdoor Environmental Lighting
    To study and report upon the impact of outdoor lighting on the environment.

  • Photobiology
    To evaluate and interpret data and other information on the biological effects of radiant energy. To advise the Board on matters pertaining to photobiological projects, which might be sponsored by other organizations.

  • Residential
    To study and report on the application of light and lighting in residences; to develop performance recommendations for residence luminaires and to prepare necessary educational aids.

  • Retail
    To study the application of light and lighting to the spaces and processes involved in the selling of goods and report thereon.

  • Roadway
    To establish the scientific principles underlying roadway lighting; to collect data on the results of the application of such principles to actual practice; to prepare such reports thereon as will assist those charged with safety on roadways in minimizing the hazards of night operating conditions.

  • Roadway Liaison Sub-Committee
    To provide a two-way communication system with other groups and agencies.

  • Roadway Measurements & Calculations Sub-Committee
    To establish the scientific principles, means and methods of measuring and calculating roadway lighting level; to collect data on the results of the application of such principles, means and methods to actual practice; and to prepare formulae and reports thereon as will help the Roadway Lighting Committee to provide documents that will assist those who are charged with safety on roadways in minimizing the hazards of night operating conditions.

  • Roadway Research & Visibility Sub-Committee
    To encourage research, review current and past research projects, recommend research to the IESNA Research committee and survey the committee for research needs.

  • Roadway Outdoor Controls Sub-Committee
    Provide guidance for optimizing the performance of lighting systems through the use of controls and other strategies.

  • Roadway Tunnels Sub-Committee
    To provide information to assist engineers and designers in determining lighitng needs, recommending solutions, and evaluating resulting visibility at vehicular tunnel approaches and interiors.

    • Short Tunnels Task Group
      Temporary task group to analyze and measure short tunnels. Results may be added to RP-22 and/or the RLC MD.

  • Roadway Off Roadway Sub-Committee
    Provide lighting criteria for parking lots, parking structures, roadside rest areas, walkways and Class 1 bikeways.

  • Roadway SP Sub-Committee
    To establish the scientific principles underlying roadway lighting; to collect data on application of such principles to actual practice; to prepare such reports thereon as will assist those charged with safety on roadways in minimizing the hazards of night operating conditions.

  • Roadway Maintenance Sub-Committee
    Provide guidance for optimizing the performance and life?cycle costs of roadway lighting systems after installation

  • Roadway Obtrusive Light Sub-Committee
    To establish the scientific principles underlying roadway lighting; to collect data on the results of the application of such principles to actual practice; to prepare such reports thereon as will assist those charged with safety on roadways in minimizing the hazards of night operating conditions.

  • Roadway Executive
    To establish the scientific principles underlying roadway lighting; to collect data on the results of the application of such principles to actual practice; to prepare such reports thereon as will assist those charged with safety on roadways in minimizing the hazards of night operating conditions.

  • Security
    To generate and develop the criteria for lighting to enhance the security of people and property; to recommend the integration and interaction of lighting as part of a total security system.

  • Sports & Recreational
    To develop a basic recommended practice for lighting sports and recreational areas; and to develop a separate guidance criterion of lighting unique to each sport or recreational activity; including, but not limited to, illuminance and spectator needs.

  • Sports & Recreational Executive
    To develop a basic recommended practice for lighting sports and recreational areas; and to develop a separate guidance criterion of lighting unique to each sport or recreational activity; including, but not limited to, illuminance and spectator needs.

  • Testing Procedures
    To prepare standard test procedures for illumination characteristics of light sources, lighting equipment and illumination materials and to report thereon.

  • TPC Photometry Outdoor Luminaires Sub-Committee (A)
    To prepare standard test procedures for illumination characteristics of light sources, lighitng equipment and illumination materials and to report thereon.

  • TPC Photometry Light Sources Sub-Committee (B)
    To prepare standard test procedures for illumination characteristics of light sources, lighting equipment and illumination materials and to report thereon.

  • TPC Photometry Indoor Luminaires Sub-Committee (C)
    To prepare standard test procedures for illumination characteristics of light sources, lighting equipment and illumination materials and to report thereon.

  • Theatre, TV & Film
    To study and report on the lighting for theatrical, television and film production and related topics.

  • Airport Service Area Sub-Committee

  • Roadway Signs Sub-Committee
    To establish the scientific principles underlying roadway sign lighting and visibility; to collect data on the practice of sign lighting and sign maintenance; to document the best practices for the application of lighting for signage.

  • Videoconference & Presentation
    To gather and organize a body of knowledge relating to lighting systems for multi-media and video conferencing facilities; publish a recommended practice and educational materials; coordinate work with other related committees, industries and organizations.

  • Visual Effects of Lamp Spectral Distribution
    To study the visual effects of the spectral distribution of light sources used for interior and roadway lighting, and to develop appropriate recommendations to the main committee to take such effects into account.

  • Control Protocols
    To serve as a catalyst to promote understanding, use,and maintenance of protocol standards for the purpose of facilitating the interoperability of lighting, lighting controls,and related building subsystems

  • Security Lighting and Crime Sub-Committee
    To study the relationship between lighting and crime; to collect and suggest research; and to document how lighting design can be maximized to deter crime.

  • Library
    To study the lighting requirements for library facilities, develop lighting recommendations in coordination with other committees, if appropriate; to explore methods of achieving appropriate illuminance levels, and to develop a recommended practice and companion educational seminar material.

  • Daylight Metrics
    Develop metrics and criteria to measure and assess the daylight quality and performance of various building designs, and document those metrics and criteria for use by others.

  • Roadway Intersections Sub-Committee
    To provide information and guidance about the lighting of roadway intersections

  • Roadway Toll Plaza Sub-Committee
    To provide information and lighting design guidance for the Lighting of Toll Plazas

  • Roadway Work Zone Sub-Committee
    To provide information on, and develop guidelines for, lighting of roadway work zones so as to provide for the safety of workers, insure quality control of the job, and permit safe and smooth flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

  • Sustainability
    Develop recommendations on Sustainable Design for publication in IESNA Recommended Practices or Design Guides; serve as a resource for technical information on the subject for other IESNA committees.

  • Port Terminals
    Establish guidelines for the design and implementation of LED lighting systems in container handling areas of ports.

  • Roadway Residential Sub-Committee
    To initiate, follow up and coordinate lighting study projects in the Residential Roadway lighting field, review the reports pertaining to this field and make recommendations to the Roadway Lighting Committee

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  • Light & Human Health
    Summarize state of the art research on the non-visual effects of light on human health and report back to the Society; propose based on scientific findings, lighting recommendations for specific applications related to the non-visual effects of light on human health.

  • Educational Facilities
    To study the application of light and lighting to the spaces and processes involved in educational institutions and to report thereon.

  • TPC Solid State Sub-Committee (S)
    The scope of the Solid State Lighting Subcommittee of the Testing Procedures Committee of the IESNA is to develop and maintain guides and procedures to assist the lighting measurement and application community in the photometric measurement of solid state lighting devices.

  • Visual Effort Sub-Committee

  • Testing Procedures Executive

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  • Resilience
    To actively research, develop consensus of best practices, write standards documents and educate the profession on practices for lighting that must absorb, recover from and more successfully adapt to adverse events such as storms and earthquakes.

  • Lighting for Outdoor Public Spaces

  • Roadway Off-Roadway Parking Task Group
    Review RP-20 in relation to energy codes.

  • Electrical Engineering for Lighting Systems
    To develop the new IEEE/IES Standard, P3001.9 Recommended Practice for the Lighting of Industrial and Commercial Facilities.

  • Semi-Cylindrical Task Group

  • Energy Efficiency Lighting Programs
    The committees's mission is to use the influence of energy efficiency lighting programs in partnership with the IES to promote the best lighting practices and metrics that will balance project outcomes including health, security and safety, with the goal of reducing energy use.

  • Roadway Master Standard Task Group
    To develop the scope, TOC, RFP for an IES Roadway Master Standard for ANSI standing. The standard will encompass all IES Roadway standards/drafts for harmonization, including research, environmental, vision, and health issues.

  • Science Advisory Panel
    Moderate technical science committees.

  • Practice Advisory Panel
    Moderate technical practice committees.

  • Application Advisory Panel
    Moderate Technical Applications Committees.

  • Standards Committee
    The IES Standards Committee is responsible for overseeing the process by which IES Standards are developed. As an accredited American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Standards Developing Organization, the IES must follow the ANSI Essential Requirements for arriving at consensus based standards. The Standards Committee is dedicated to ensure that the process of committee selection is fair, open, balanced, non-commercial, and provides due process for all stakeholders. There are six at-large committee members, plus the three Chairs of the Lighting Science, Lighting Practice, and Lighting Applications Advisory Panels. All members are approved by the IES Board of Directors, and there are two Board Liaisons that work with the Standards Committee on issues of policy when needed.

  • Light + Design
    Quality lighting design distinguishes the designer, provides full value to the client, and supports the design intent. LIGHT+DESIGN will introduce you to the principles and background involved in achieving this level of lighting for people and buildings. LIGHT+DESIGN was developed to introduce architects, lighting designers, design engineers, interior designers and other lighting professionals to the principles of quality lighting design. These principles, related to visual performance, energy and economics, and aesthetics, can be applied to a wide range of interior and exterior spaces to aid designers in providing high-quality lighting to their projects.

  • Economics
    The increased cost associated with buying a more efficient lighting system can be looked at as an investment like any other kind of investment. IS RP-31 gives insight into the question of when a system under consideration will "pay off". It can help the lighting professional make energy conservation decisions and provide the methods for gauging the profitability of a capital investment in a lighting system, which can be objectively compared to other competing capital investments.

  • Light Measurement
    Create a standard for field measurement of existing lighting installations.

  • Skyglow

  • Common Applications
    Review the IES HB 10e Common Applications Illuminance Table values.

  • TM-21 Working Group
    Testing Procedures Committee Working Group for TM-21.

  • TM-35 Working Group
    Testing Procedures Committee TM-35 Working Group

  • Application Committee Leaders
    Officers of Application Standards Committees and members of the Application Advisory Panel.

Leadership

  • Young Professional Scholarship Committee

Membership

  • Engage
    To determine the constituencies which can benefit from membership in the Society; to develop new ideas for the recruitment and retention of members; to make recommendations on the membership structure of the Society, and to review and recommend to the Board membership activities and services improvements.

  • Progress
    To keep in touch with developments in the art and science of lighting throughout the world and prepare a yearly review of achievements for the Society.

  • Research
    To secure recommended lighting related research needs from committees; review, coordinate, and recommend priorities to the Board for transfer to lighting research organization; and to keep the Board and committees informed of current lighting research, and when research reports are published, direct them to the appropriate committees for application purposes.

  • Leadership Forum
    To develop and implement an annual workshop designed to help leaders, at all levels of the Society, effectively work with volunteers.

  • Thunen Fund!
    To monitor the Thunen Fund and to make recommendations for awarding the scholarship.

  • Street & Area Lighting
    To provide educational opportunities that promote excellence in the street and area lighting industry.

  • SALC Marketing & Membership
    To develop committee membership by promoting the unique identity and benefits of the Street & Area Lighting Committee and assist in marketing efforts for the SALC Conference.

  • SALC Planning
    To plan program and events for the Annual SALC Conference.

  • SALC Executive
    To coordinate the activities of the SALC.

  • SALC Industry Interchange
    To monitor, compile, inform, and disseminate technical, regulatory, and legal issues and activities that impact street and area lighting.

  • SALC Education
    To develop the curriculum necessary to support educational courses and programs offered at the Street and Area Lighting Conference.

  • Research Advisory Committee!
    To oversee the Society's research activities and to ensure that research projects move forward.

  • Student and Emerging Professionals Event (S)!
    This is accomplished thru a full day of classes ranging from porfolio development, leadership opportunities, face to face meeting with lighting professionals in various disciplines, networking events, seminars, committee attendance and mentors.

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Society Awards

  • Board of Fellows Award
    To evaluate the eligibility of candidates for award of designation of FELLOW, according to procedures approved by the Board of Directors.

  • Distinguished Service Award
    To evaluate the eligibility of candidates for the Distinguished Service Award according to procedures approved by the Board.

  • Illumination Awards Committee
    To encourage and assist this program at the local, regional, and international levels, in accordance with the procedures approved by the Board.

  • Marks Award
    To evaluate the eligibility of candidates for the L.B. Marks Award according to the procedures approved by the IESNA Board of Directors.

  • Medal Award
    To evaluate the eligibility of candidates for award of the IESNA Medal according to the procedures approved by the Board.

  • Taylor Technical Talent Award
    To recognize annually the outstanding applications paper published in LD+A, or presented at the Annual Conference or at a Regional Conference.

Governace

  • Nominating Committee

  • Finance
    To oversee the Society’s financial activities and to bring to the Board’s attention issues which require discussion.

  • Board Test
    IES Board of Directors.

  • Rules Committee
    The purpose of the Rules Committee is to actively review the policies and Bylaws that govern the Society. All recommended changes will be presented to the Board of Directors for approval.

  • Audit

  • Global Development

Society Events

  • Annual Conference Committee
    Lead the planning and development of the annual conference, meeting the requirements of the Society.

    • Conference Papers Sub-committee
      To procure, review and approve all papers for presentation at the IESNA Annual Conference.

  • Research Symposium

Education

  • Teachers of Lighting Workshop
    To plan and conduct workshops for teachers of lighting in academia biannually or as often as is deemed necessary by the committee's recommendation and Board action. Further the committee shall work with the Board's Knowledge Committee and staff.

  • Education Material Review Committee
    Review and approve education materials.

  • Education Strategy Committee
    Create and review strategic initiatives for education programs.

Lighting Practice

Lighting Science

Lighting Applications

  • Horticultural Lighting
    This technical committee researches and develops best practices for horticultural lighting using climate-based annual daylighting and electric lighting with lighting and shading controls.