The Lighting Library™

WHAT IS THE LIGHTING LIBRARY™?
The Lighting LibraryTM is a newly formulated 5-collection series of IES standards that updates, expands, and replaces The 2010 Lighting Handbook and previous versions of our standards. All content within the Library has been vetted and approved by our ANSI-approved IES consensus process, with most of the nearly 100 standards having attained American National Standard status. Subscribing to The Lighting Library™ through our web-enabled platform allows you to take your knowledge with you (without breaking your back); you can bookmark, annotate, and keep track of updates, all personalized to your interests.

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The IES Lighting LibraryTM

READY TO SUBSCRIBE?
Individual Subscription
Visit the IES Webstore to subscribe to entire Lighting Library™ or individual collections based on your needs.

If you do not have an account with the IES and want to subscribe now, you will have to create an account at the beginning of the process.

IES Members pay $400 annually (in addition to membership)
Non-Members pay $800 annually

Company/Organization Subscription
For companies and organizations, the Sustaining Membership provides access to the entire Lighting Library™ and allows collaboration between organization members, no matter where you are.

BENEFITS

A subscription to The Lighting Library™ gives you all the IES standards on a platform that can be accessed by you anytime and anywhere.
  • Find what you need faster
  • Bookmark and annotate important sections
  • Everything is automatically updated
  • IES Standards all interlinked for fast cross-referencing
  • Find references and get links to obtain research papers through Reference Retriever
  • Find illuminance recommendations fast through the Interactive Illuminance Selector
  • Always available online
  • Take your knowledge with you
INDIVIDUAL COLLECTIONS
Lighting Science Standards Collection Subscription

Lighting Science Standards Collection Subscription

Every engineering discipline requires a solid scientific foundation. This collection of standards includes the language and physics of lighting, vision and visual performance, color science, color appearance and rendition, photometry, non-visual effects of lighting, photobiology, lighting calculations and more. ANSI/IES OL-IM-01

Lighting Practice Standards Collection Subscription

Lighting Practice Standards Collection Subscription

The practice of lighting design and illuminating engineering are detailed in this collection, providing basic design principles for indoor and outdoor environments, descriptions light sources, luminaires, and control systems, lighting upgrades, lighting system commissioning, lighting economics, lighting maintenance and other aspects involved with the design, installation, and construction for lighting system. ANSI/IES OL-IM-02

Lighting Applications Standards Collection Subscription

Lighting Applications Standards Collection Subscription

How do I design a lighting system for a (fill in the blank)? This collection has detailed design criteria for commercial, residential, industrial, museum, healthcare and many other applications. Each standard also includes detailed recommended illuminance criteria, laid out in clear and concise tables, all designed to guide you to design a quality lighting installation.
ANSI/IES OL-IM-03

Lighting Measurements and Testing Standards Collection Subscription

Lighting Measurements and Testing Standards Collection Subscription

This collection establishes the testing and measurement standards for light sources, with the goal of providing a reliable and consistent system for calculating and measuring designed and installed illumination systems. Photometric, optical and electrical, color and color maintenance, life testing, and thermal testing are all included in this Collection.ANSI/IES OL-IM-04

Roadway and Parking Facility Lighting Standards Collection Subscription

Roadway and Parking Facility Lighting Standards Collection Subscription

ANSI/IES RP-8-18 is a substantial revision to previous versions of ANSI/IES RP-8 in that it is an aggregation of several IES Standards covering roadway and parking facility lighting. ANSI/IES OL-IM-05

If you have any questions or are seeking additional information, please email lightinglibrary@ies.org.