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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 Lighting Research Conference 2021 - Registration open, Programme now available

The 2021 CIE Australia Lighting Research Conference will be held on Tuesday 9th February 2021 and will be online only.  Registration is now open and the conference programme can be found on the CIE Australia Lighting Research Conference 2021 page.


Change of Date and Venue of the CIE Midterm Meeting

The CIE Midterm Meeting in Malaysia has been changed from April 2021 to September 2021, and the venue has been changed from Penang to Kuala Lumpur.  For more information please see the CIE Midterm Meeting 2021 page.


CIE Position Statement on the use of UV radiation to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission

The CIE has released a position statement which details the risks associated with using ultraviolet (UV) radiation to manage the risk of COVID-19 transmission.  This important document is freely available for download from the CIE website.


CIE Australia 2020 AGM

The 2020 AGM of CIE Australia was held at the office of Light Naturally, Brisbane, on Wednesday 12th February 2020, the day after the CIE Australia Lighting Research Conference 2020.  For more information please click here.


Highlights of the CIE Quadrennial Session

There were six Australians who took part in the 29th CIE Quadrennial Session in Washington DC in June 2019.  Also long-term member of CIE Australia Jim Gardner was awarded with the Wyszecki Gold Pin award.  For more information see the CIE Session 2019 page.


CIE Australia News

CIE Austrlaia has a news email distribution list which is used to distribute information such as CIE newsletters, announcements of conferences, workshops and new publications, etc.  It is freely open to members and non-members alike.  For more information please see the CIE News page.


eILV 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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