IES Standards Process

The IES Standards Process is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved process that ensures our standards follow the essential requirements of openness, lack of dominance, and balance.

IES uses the word “standard” to mean any IES technical document that has gone through the IES ANSI-approved process and/or is included in the IES Lighting Library®. This includes the following categories of IES technical documents: CR, G, LM, LP, LS, RP, TM, WP.

The objectives for our standards are to keep up with current research and technologies and to include the broadest diversity of lighting community participation to reach consensus. While this process is sometimes difficult, we believe it results in the best source of lighting knowledge and recommended practices available in the field of lighting design and illuminating engineering, available through The Lighting Library.

IES Standards Organization

The strategic pathway for IES Standards is set by the IES Board of Directors. By setting targets for long-range objectives, the Board leads the directives for overarching themes that are used by the IES Standards and Research Department staff to direct the technical committees that write the standards.  For instance, a five year goal of making our standards more agile, current and easily accessed resulted in the restructuring of the existing standards to form The Lighting Library™.

IES Standards are written by volunteer Technical Committees, composed of volunteer experts in the specific topic of interest.  The technical committees are responsible for all IES standards, and to ensure fairness and diversity cannot be dominated by any single interest category, nor can there be more than one voting representative from the same company.  The process that these committees must adhere to is governed by our Policies and Procedures.

The IES Standards Committee is the governing body for our standards.  This group reviews the Technical Committee Charters, Project Initiation Forms (PIFs), and committee votes, making sure that committees are following proper process and staying within their approved scopes.  The Standards Committee approves the documents to be issued public review and gives the final approval for publication after the public review process is complete.

IES Advisory Panels help IES staff in strategic planning and program review on standards activities.  There are three panels representing the three groups of technical committees: Lighting Science, Lighting Practice, and Lighting Applications.  Panel members have a broad level of expertise in these areas and serve as sounding boards to help guide staff and committee actions.  Advisory Panels do not have voting power, but their guidance to staff and technical committees is highly valued.

EP Zoom Platinum Sponsor - $20,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Sponsor 5 Students/Emerging Professionals and the EP Day presentation platform
  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage

EP Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor students and emerging professionals to attend the virtual Annual Conference event or the in-person Street & Area Lighting Conference. Student and EP recipients selected by Emerging Professional Committee.

EP Breakout Room Sponsor - $8,000

What do you get?

  •    Sponsor breakout room for live engagement and networking during EP Day
  •    Opportunity to present a live or prerecorded personal welcome message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule
  •    Personalized zoom backgrounds for moderators
  •    Recognition as an EP Program Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference homepage
  •    Recognition on the IES Annual Conference Emerging Professional homepage
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag to attendees and moderators

EP Game Sponsor - $5,000

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive game session(s) during EP Day
  •    Ability to use your personal game hosting platform for the game session (IES can provide platform if needed)
  •    Be a Game Co-Host
  •    Opportunity to provide personalized swag or selection of IES publications as prize options

1 X Event Sponsor - $5,000

What’s in it for you?

  •    Visibility and awareness before breakout rooms and throughout the event – graphic image of logo
  •    Opportunity to submit a prerecorded personal opening/closing message (15 seconds-1 minute duration)
  •    Shout-outs throughout the event
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

6 X Breakout Room Sponsor - $1,000 – (1 for each of 6 Breakout Rooms)

What do you get?

  •    Visibility and awareness at the start of the schedule – [verbal announcement/thank you]
  •    Personalized Zoom background for moderators – [moderators must use if provided by sponsor]
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

3 X Leadership Forum Kahoot Game Sponsor - $500

What are the benefits?

  •    Sponsor live interactive Kahoot game session(s) during LF Day
  •    Be a Game Co-Host (optional)
  •    Recognition as a Leadership Forum Sponsor on all event communication
  •    Recognition on the Leadership Forum homepage

1x Gold Sponsor- $25,000

  •    Recognition as a Gold Sponsor in a fourth (1/4) page placement for 2 months in LD+A magazine
  •    Recognition as Gold sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for two (2) to the Annual Conference
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

2x Keynote Sponsor- $10,000

  •    2-3 minute Opening
  •    Introduce keynote speaker
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

5x Virtual Break Sponsor - $6,000

  •    Provided graphic visible during break duration
  •    Recognition as Virtual Break sponsor on event app and all event communications, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full Registration for one (1) to the Annual Conference

1x Opening Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Closing Session Sponsor- $5,000

  •    90-second video prior to session start
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Society Update Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor throughout web
  •    Recognition as Society Update sponsor on event app and all event communication, excluding Registration and Daily Digest communications
  •    Full registration for one (1) to attend the 2021 Annual Conference
  •    90-second video prior to session start

1x Registration Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor on the registration page and in all registration focused communications
  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app

1x Daily Digest Sponsor - $5,000

  •    Visibility as sole sponsor in all Daily Digest focused communications
  •    Recognition on event webpage and communications as Daily Digest Sponsor

10x Event App Exhibitor Page Sponsor - $1,000

  •    Company logo and hyperlink placed on exhibitor page within event app