“The international authority on light, illumination, colour, and colour spaces”

The International Commission on Illumination is a technical, scientific and cultural non-profit organization whose objectives are:

  1. To provide an international forum for the discussion of all matters relating to the science, technology and art in the fields of light and lighting and for the interchange of information in these fields between countries.
  2. To develop basic standards and procedures of metrology in the fields of light and lighting.
  3. To provide guidance in the application of principles and procedures in the development of international and national standards in the fields of light and lighting.
  4. To prepare and publish standards, reports and other publications concerned with all matters relating to science, technology and art in the fields of light and lighting.
  5. To maintain liaison and technical interaction with other international organizations concerned with matters related to the science, technology, standardization and art in the fields of light and lighting.

It is important to note that in these objectives light and lighting embraces such fundamental subjects as vision, photometry and colorimetry, involving natural and man-made radiations over the UV, the visible and IR regions of the spectrum, and application subjects covering all usage of light, indoors and out, including environmental and aesthetic effects, as well as means for the production and control of light and radiation.

The optical, visual and metrological aspects of the communication, processing and reproduction of images, using all types of analogous and digital imaging devices, storage media and imaging media are also covered by CIE.

  • President: Peter Blattner
  • President Elect: Jennifer Veitch
  • Secretary General: Kathryn Nield

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