“There’s nothing stronger than the heart of a volunteer.”

The IES welcomes your interest in developing lighting standards. Using the ANSI approved consensus process ensures that lighting standards that are non-biased, free of commercial influences, up to date, and educational. IES Standards are developed using the highest quality processes and resources—you!

We are looking for members within the following committees in the interest categories listed below. Please apply online through this link if you are interested.

New Committees are Forming and Open for Applicants

  • Lighting Economics
  • Stage Lighting
  • Houses of Worship
  • Transportation Facilities
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Lighting Design/Common Applications

Existing Committees Open for Applicants

Call for IES Technical Committee authors – ANSI/IES targeted interest categories:

Consumer/User (U): An individual, employee or representative of an organization who designs, specifies, purchases 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, Users are those directly affected through the specification or purchase of equipment that the document may affect.
Producer (P): An employee, agent or representative of an electrical utility company or of a manufacturer of light sources, lighting equipment, accessories, controls or software; or an employee of an organization that sells 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.
General Interest (G): Any individual not covered in the above categories (e.g., government regulator, educator, general public).


BIM Committee: General Interest
Computer: General Interest
Control Protocols: General Interest
Daylight Metrics: Producer, General Interest
Educational Facilities: Producer, General Interest
Electrical Engineering for Lighting Systems: General Interest
Energy Efficiency Lighting Programs: Producer
nergy Management: General Interest
Healthcare Facilities: Producer, General Interest
Hospitality FacilitiesGeneral Interest
Industrial FacilitiesProducer, General Interest
Internet of Things – General Interest
Landscape Lighting
Producer, General Interest
Library LightingProducer, General Interest
Light Control & Luminaire Design: General Interest Lighting Commissioning – Producer, General Interest
Lighting for Videoconference and Presentation Spaces: Producer, General Interest
Lighting MaintenanceUser, General Interest
Retail Lighting: General Interest
Security Lighting Committee: Producer, General Interest
Skyglow: User, Producer
Sustainable Lighting Committee General Interest
Theatre, TV, and Film Lighting Committee: General Interest