The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
) is a non-profit learned society
that was founded in New York City
on January 10, 1906. The IES's stated mission is to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting
knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public. Members of the IES are regarded as professionals in their industry and are globally respected for their knowledge.
The IES is credited with over 100 publications on the subject of lighting such as The Lighting Handbook: 9th Edition
, the recognized authoritative reference on the science and application of lighting. Other publications, many of which are ANSI standards, include recommended practices for a variety of specific lighting applications such as office, sports, and outdoor lighting, and lighting for healthcare facilities. All IES publications are developed through consensus committee work. The National Institute of Standards and Technology
(NIST) references several IES publications for Optical Radiation Calibrations.
The IES is a joint sponsor of ASHRAE
/IESNA Standard 90.1 and Standard 189 and collaborates on other documents. In addition, the IES publishes LEUKOS
, the Journal of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
, and LD+A