About Membership

The IES is a global community of over 8,000 individuals. Members of the IES are engineers, designers, consultants, researchers, educators, manufacturers and consumers who are involved in lighting by profession. Together, we create opportunities for the exchange of ideas and information and serve as a vehicle for our member’s professional development and recognition.

Individual member benefits include, but are not limited to;

Growth and Educational Opportunities


Staying One Step Ahead

The value that one gains from membership with the IES is not only dependent on what IES offers, but how much you are willing to participate.

Leading the Conversation
IES is the authoritative source of lighting standards. We address topics that shape the future of our industry and provide unparalleled access to industry influencers and thought leaders.

  • Participate in IES events and education to influence and lead what happens next in the lighting industry
  • Set lighting standards by joining an IES technical committee
  • Member-only district and regional events for lighting professionals

Moving Your Career Forward
IES provides connections and resources that move careers in lighting forward.

  • Membership Directory of the IES Membership base to help members connect one-on-one
  • Exclusive local and national volunteer opportunities that develop lighting standards, education courses and grant awards
  • IES Career Center is the industry’s best resource for top talent and job opportunities

Recognizing Achievement
You can achieve recognition from the IES whether you are an experienced professional in the industry or a novice.

Please call or email the IES Membership Services Department to discuss becoming a member at (212) 248-5000 or membership@ies.org.

IES memberships are non-transferable.