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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 2019!

The 2019 CIE Australia Lighting Research Conference was held on 12th February 2019 at the University of Sydney.  For more information and to download the conference programme or see some pictures please see the CIE Australia Lighting Research Conference 2019 page.  The day after the conference will be the CIE Australia 2019 AGM.


CIE Australia 2019 AGM

The 71st Annual General Meeting of CIE Australia was held from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm on Wednesday 13th February (the day after the CIE Australia Lighting Research Conference 2019) at the University of Sydney and also over the internet using WebEx.  For more details and to download the meeting documents, please see the CIE Aus 2019 AGM page.

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


Merger of CIE Divisions 4 and 5

At the CIE Midterm Meeting in Jeju Island, Korea, in October 2017, CIE Divisions 4 and 5 officially merged.  The new combined division is called Division 4 "Transportation and Exterior Applications" and it has three subdivisions: a. Fundamentals in outdoor lighting, b. Lighting and signalling for transport and c. Exterior Applications.


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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