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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 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.


CIE Australia 2017 AGM

The 69th Annual General Meeting of CIE Australia was held on Friday 19th May from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Brisbane and also over the internet using WebEx.  For more details and to download the meeting documents, please see the CIE Aus 2017 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).

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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