Interest Categories Definitions

The primary task for our technical Committees is to develop consensus documents, usually in the form of Standards. Each voting member within our technical committees must assign themselves an interest category to meet the ANSI Essential requirements and our own IES Policies & Procedures, to ensure that no committee is dominated by too many people in a single interest category.

IES Interest Categories are as follows:

User Interest Categories:

  • Specifier User: An individual or employee or representative of an organization who designs, specifies, pur¬chases or maintains lighting equipment, accessories, or controls for use by his or her own organization or for use by other organizations that he or she represents (e.g., an electrical contractor employed by and for the user; an engineer, architect, consultant, or design professional who represents the user). Generally speaking, this category includes those directly involved in the specification or purchase of equipment that the document may affect.

  • Affected User: An individual, or an employee or representative of an organization, who refers to IES standards and operates, maintains, or coordinates lighting within their facility (e.g., facility manager, building engineer), or is a user of the space directly affected by the lighting within the facility (e.g., a librarian in a library, nurse in a hospital). Generally speaking, this category includes those directly affected by the installation of lighting equipment specified by those in the Specifier category.

  • Public Interest User: An employee, agent or representative of a utility company; or of a city, state, provincial, or federal agency; or of another public-interest entity representing user interests and involved with the specification and/or purchasing of equipment that the document may affect. This User category excludes those in the GGR category.

General Interest Categories:

  • Academic, Research: An individual, employee or representative of an accredited, post-secondary academic institution whose primary responsibility is either instructing enrolled students or who are actively engaged in research.

  • Government, Regulatory): An individual, employee or representative of a government or code developing agency that may adopt or refer to the standard within the agency’s own standards or regulations.

Producer Interest Category:

  • An employee, agent or representative of a manufacturer of light sources, lighting equipment, accessories, controls or software; or an employee of an organiza¬tion that sells, represents, or distributes these products. Generally speaking, producers are those who (or whose company) would stand to gain financial benefit from the sale of products or services that the document may affect.

  • Organizational Member Category (OM): A representative from an allied organization, appointed by that organization. Agreement between the IES and the corresponding organization would be required, as a Memorandum of Understanding, formal Joint Publication agreement, or friendship agreement.

Testing Laboratory Interest Categories:

  • Test Equipment User: An individual, employee, or representative of an organization who conducts measurements using the test method of the standard as a third party or for a Producer that has demonstrated no conflict of interest, such as through accreditation to ISO 17025.

  • Test Equipment Manufacturer: An individual, employee, or representative of a manufacturer of test equipment used for lighting photometry or to test lighting accessories or controls; or an employee of an organization that sells or distributes such test equipment.

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