Welcome to the IES Technical Standards Committee Site!

IES standards follow the ANSI consensus process, resulting in the highest quality lighting standards in North America.

Participation is open and does not require IES membership.

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  • Computer
    This Technical Committee researches and develops standard formats for input data to be used in lighting calculation software.
  • Control Protocols
    This Technical Committee researches and develops best practices for the use and maintenance of software protocol standards related to lighting.
  • Daylight Metrics
    This Technical Committee develops metrics and criteria to measure and assess the daylight quality and performance of various building designs.
  • Discomfort Glare in Outdoor Nighttime Environments
    Scope: This Technical Committee was formed to define a glare metric that can be used by lighting designers to determine if glare will exist at off-site viewing locations.  Learn More
  • Nomenclature Committee
    This Technical Committee compiles and defines lighting-related terms for uniform use in all lighting documentation, regulations, and standards.
  • Photobiology Committee
    This Technical Committee researches and makes recommendations for lighting based upon the biological effects of radiant energy.