Member Societies

Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia & New Zealand

The Illuminating Engineering Society of Australia and New Zealand Limited is an organisation comprising six Chapters that are located in the Australian States (New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria and Western Australia) and New Zealand.

The aim of the Society is the advancement of the art and science of illumination and the dissemination of knowledge to all interested parties. The Society’s diversified membership includes engineers, architects, educators, students, contractors, manufacturers and designers.

Warren Julian, the Chair of Lux Pacifica, is a long-standing member and past president of the IESANZ.

Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

The IESNA seeks to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge. Its vision is to build upon a century of excellence to create the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations, and the public.

The immediate past Chair of Lux Pacifica is Mr James Jewell (IESNA). His work in establishing the society and promoting and ensuring the success of each conference was publicly applauded when he stepped down from the Board at the Bangkok conference in 2009.

Illuminating Engineering Institute of Japan

The first Illuminating Engineering Institute in Japan was established in November 1916 and a 90th year celebration was held in 2006. The Illuminating Engineering Society of Japan today seeks to contribute to the advancement of lighting in Japan by promoting research, education and the dissemination of illumination technology.

The Vice Chair of Lux Pacifica, Mr Hajimu Nakamura, works energetically to ensure the success of and maximum participation at Lux Pacifica conferences.

China Illuminating Engineering Society

China Illuminating Engineering Society is one of the top-ranking national societies under the umbrella of the China Association for Science and Technology, was founded on 1st June 1987. In that same year, CIES joined the Commission Internationale de l’Éclairage (CIE) under the auspices of the China National Commission on Illumination.

Its major goals are to sponsor domestic and international academic exchanges, to provide technical services and training, to edit and publish science and technology publications, to popularize the science and technology of lighting, to appraise lighting projects and to promote and support expositions related to the science and technology of illumination.

Illuminating Engineering Society of Thailand

TIEA is a professional association that aims to increase knowledge about the science, technology and design of lighting in Thailand.  It also aims to raise the professional standards of lighting engineers and designers and to promote the Thai lighting industry in the context of an increasingly competitive market. Through regular seminars and training sessions, TIEA is a crucial centre for the exchange and dissemination of cutting-edge knowledge in lighting technology and applications.  In collaboration with international organisations, it has also established lighting standards and design recommendations to ensure the quality and sustainability of lighting in Thailand. At the beginning of the 21st century TIEA’s driving focus is energy-efficient lighting and urban lighting.

llluminating Engineering Society of South Africa

The Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa is the face of the lighting industry in South Africa. 
IESSA also represents South Africa internationally and acts as the South African National Committee of the CIE (Commission Internationale de l’Éclairage).

The objectives of the IESSA are to provide a forum for the exchange of information, to provide opportunities for members to improve their knowledge and professional practices, to maintain and enforce the strict code of conduct of IESSA, to promote participation in international organizations, to provide service to members and to the lighting industry and to cooperate with other national illumination organizations.

Indian Society of Lighting Engineers

The Indian Society of Lighting Engineers is a professional body in the field of illuminating engineering with a broad-based membership of scientists, engineers, architects, academics, researchers and designers. ISLE is affiliated to the Commission Internationale de l’Éclairage (CIE). It is closely associated with the Bureau of Indian Standards, the Department of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Power and the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources.

The objectives of ISLE are to promote the art, science and practice of illumination engineering services, to advance education and research, to formulate lighting codes and technical reports, to raise conciousness in matters related to the science, technology, standardisation and art in the fields of light and lighting, to provide guidance in illumination engineering and to organise exhibitions and trade fairs of lighting and allied industries.

Illuminating Engineering Society of Russia

VNISI, the Russian Lighting Research Institute and a national centre of lighting is named after S.I.Vavilov. It is renowned as the leading research centre of Russian lighting engineering. Since 1951 research and development has resulted in the creation of new sources of light, luminaries, ballasts and energy-saving systems of lighting. The Institute also elaborates on new standards, provides recommendations for various types of lighting and accredits lighting products.

VNISI was the springboard for the creation of the Illuminating Engineering Society of Russia, and Russian National Committee of the Commission Internationale de l’Éclairage. It is also responsible for the widely read magazine, Lighting Engineering.

CIE Chinese Taipei

The CIE Chinese Taipei, founded in March 2010, is to provide a forum and information exchange on the science and art of light and lighting, colour and vision, photobiology and image technology. It consists of representatives from industry, government, academia, and research institutes to co-develop national and international standards in the field of illumination.

Korean Institute of Illumination and Electrical Installation Engineers

The Korean Institute of Illumination and Electrical Installation Engineers was created to develop and distribute knowledge and technologies regarding illumination and electrical installations, facilitate industrial and scholarly development among members, contribute to development of science and technology and industrial development of the nation, and to execute relevant projects. It was founded on March 13, 1987 and will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2012. Since 28th January 1988 it has operated as a non-profit foundation with the approval of the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology.

Its activities include the publication of academic journals and dissertations related to electrical installations. Twelve issues are published annually.

KIIEE also promotes academic events, trade fairs, educational workshops, standards and design research and international forums, such as lighting conferences, to promote the exchange of information, mutual understanding and the exchange of ideas.

The Vietnam Lighting Association

The Vietnam Lighting Association was established in 2003 and is composed of corporate and individual members from 63 provinces and cities in Vietnam.  The Association also includes those people who are interested in and who provide favorable conditions for the development of lighting industry in Vietnam.

The VLA provides a forum for members to exchange their experiences and information through regular seminars and training sessions. It is also provides opportunities for members to improve their knowledge and professional practices, management skills and to upgrade their qualifications. It endeavors to publicise advances in the science and technology of lighting, energy-efficient lighting and lighting related environmental issues.

The Association liaises with the Government in regard to lighting issues, policies, regulations and standards in order to rapidly promote the development of a national lighting industry and to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country.


ACDL logoAsociación Colombiana de Luminotecnia

The Illuminating society of Colombia – ACDL, was founded in November 2009, and unites the main lighting institutions and lighting professionals in the country. Its goal is to strengthen and divulgate the art and science of lighting, with particular regard to the benefits of the health, comfort and well-being of the Colombian people.

It emerged after the introduction of new regulations issued by the Energy and Mining Ministry of Colombia. With the support of both the private and public sector, the society has played an active role, in disseminating knowledge in all lighting related fields.