Forum for Illumination Research, Engineering, and Science (FIRES) Mission Statement

The Forum for Illumination Research, Engineering, and Science (FIRES) is the IES community for researchers to openly share and discuss the latest in illumination science and engineering. As a space for the free dissemination of knowledge, FIRES is intended to foster relationships between individual researchers and larger institutions and reignite the emphasis on science and engineering in the lighting industry.

Editorial Disclaimer

The views expressed in articles published on FIRES do not reflect those of IES or represent endorsement by the IES.

Our Editorial Board reserves the right to edit articles for clarity, spelling, grammar, and formatting. Articles may not contain disparaging language. Revision will be required for articles that include product promotions or otherwise represent commercial interests.

Article Guidelines

The IES will invite researchers to contribute articles, as well as periodically hold open calls for submissions to FIRES. All articles are reviewed based upon predetermined criteria:

  • Originality – will the readers learn something new?
  • Relevance – is the topic relevant to current industry issues?
  • Technical Merit – is the subject matter technically oriented and significant to illuminating engineering?
  • Rigor – is the article supported by authoritative research?

Articles that have been previously published elsewhere will be considered, but the author must confirm that they are within their legal rights to republish the work. Authors retain full ownership of their content published on FIRES.

It is the responsibility of the author to confirm their right to reproduce images, videos, audio, or any other third-party content within their article.

Articles must be supported by in-text citations and corresponding references in a consistent format of the author’s choice. Sources for further reading may also be included.

Comment Policy

The IES welcomes readers to comment on articles to support an ongoing discussion. All comments are reviewed by IES staff prior to posting to ensure relevancy to the article and professional language. Any comments containing disparaging language or product promotions will not be posted.