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advance knowledge and disseminate information for the improvement of
the lighted environment to the benefit of society."
The Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) was
founded in 1906 to establish scientific lighting recommendations and
disseminate this information to all interested parties. It is the
recognized authority on lighting in North America. The Society's
diversified membership includes engineers, architects, lighting
designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility
personnel, scientists, and manufacturers. There are approximately
9,000 individual members and 400 Sustaining or Corporate members in
the IES. The Society has over 70 technical, research, and design
and applications committees to study and report on all aspects of
lighting. There are over 100 IES Sections in the United States,
Canada and Mexico. The IES also has hundreds of members from
countries around the world.