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Welcome to CIE Australia!

CIE Australia is the Australian National Committee of the International Commission on Illumination, also known as the CIE.

As its name implies, the International Commission on Illumination - abbreviated as CIE from its French title Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage - is an organisation devoted to international cooperation and exchange of information among its member countries on all matters relating to the science and art of lighting.

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CIE Australia 2016 AGM

The 68th Annual General Meeting of CIE Australia was held on Tuesday 3rd May from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm at the National Measurment Institute, North Ryde, Sydney and was also over the internet using WebEx.  For more details and to download the meeting documents, please see the CIE Aus 2016 AGM page.

For more information on past AGMs, please see the CIE Australia AGMs page.


CIE 2016 Lighting Quality and Energy Efficiency conference!

CIE Australia hosted the CIE 2016 Lighting Quality and Energy Efficiency conference on March 3 to 5 2016 at the Sofitel Hotel at the top end of Collins St in Melbourne.  Click here for the key information, which is also summarised below:

Conference Topics:

  • Quality Lighting and Energy Efficiency
  • Interior applications
  • Exterior applications
  • Light and Vision
  • Photobiological Effects
  • Photometry and Measurements

Keynote and Invited Speakers:

  • Bruce Ramus (AU) “The Quality of Light in our Life – Reflecting our Rhythms”
  • Anya Hurlbert (GB) “Tuning light to see and feel better: The human visual and non-visual responses to spectral variations in light”
  • Bryan King (NZ) "Developments in roadway lighting efficiency and standards in Australia and New Zealand"


Conference Workshops:

  • Colour Rendering, convener: Ronnier Luo (GB/CN)
  • Visual Ergonomics, convener: Jennifer Long (AU)
  • Practical Photometry in the Field, convener: Peter Blattner (CH)
  • Definition of radiance and luminance, convener: Tony Bergen (AU)

Accompanied by CIE Division Meetings and Technical Committee Meetings, March 7 to 9, 2016.  The following Divisions will have annual meetings and/or TC meetings:

  • Division 1: Vision and Colour
  • Division 2: Physical Measurement of Light and Radiation
  • Division 4: Lighting and Signalling for Transport
  • Division 5: Exterior Lighting and Other Applications

For more information please see the conference website.

The previous three LQ&EE conferences have been held in Kuala Lumpur (April 2014), Hangzhou (September 2012) and Vienna (March 2010).


100 Years of the CIE

The CIE celebrated its 100th birthday in 2013.  Preceded by the Commission Internationale de Photometrie, the CIE was officially established in September 1913 following a conference in Berlin from 23 to 27 August 1913 which worked on the statutes of the organisation.  A celebration of the milestone was held at the midterm session in Paris in April 2013.

At our AGM in May 2013 we showed a presentation detailing the origins of the CIE and key achievements.  For more information, please see the CIE Australia 2013 AGM page.


eILV Now Online

The International Lighting Vocabulary (ILV) is a Standard that is maintained and updated by the CIE and which relates to terms and definitions of quantities, units, symbols and terminology related to the science and art of light and lighting, colour and vision, photobiology and image technology.  While the full ILV is available for purchase from the CIE webshop , it is now possible to look up individual terms online from the CIE website.  Just select eILV from the top menu on the main page!


Online Payment of Membership Dues

You can now pay your CIE Australia membership dues online using PayPal's secure payment service.  Note, this does not require a PayPal account, you can pay by credit card. For more information, or to pay your current dues, please see the Membership page.


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