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Professional Societies and Associations

  • Illuminating Engineering Society (IES)
    The IES publishes technical documents and standards, provides professional education workshops and conferences, and facilitates communication about lighting among lighting designers, architects, government and utility workers, engineers and manufacturers.
    The Detroit Chapter's homepage can be found here:
  • International Commission on Illumination (CIE: Commission Internationale de L'eclairage)
    This nonprofit organization helps develop international standards and facilitates discussion and the exchange of information of "the science, technology and art in the fields of light and lighting".
  • Lighting Research Center (LRC)
    A part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the LRC conducts research projects on residential, automotive, aviation, security and street lighting, lighting technology, and relationships between lighting and health, energy, and the environment.
  • International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)
    This association seeks to decrease light pollution by promoting energy-efficient and environmentally conscious outdoor lighting. The site includes a glossary of lighting terms, outdoor lighting guides and model policies, and links to research on the effects of light pollution.
  • National Lighting Bureau (NLB)
    The NLB "is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1976 to educate lighting decision-makers about the benefits of High-Benefit Lighting". The website includes free guides to energy efficient lighting systems, lighting modernization, industrial lighting and home lighting. It also includes a directory of lighting designers and EPAct 2005 Qualified Certifiers.
  • LIghting Controls Association (LCA)
    The LCA "is dedicated to educating the professional building design, construction and management communities about the benefits and operation of automatic switching and dimming controls. " The website includes news, information and reports on lighting control topics, projects and products.

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