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CIE Newsletter October, 2019 / #33


New Partnership Agreement Between the CIE and the ISO Signed

In December 1986 the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). This MoU acknowledged the scope of each organization, each was to avoid overlapping work in light and lighting, and avoid duplication of each other’s scope. Further to this in 1989, ISO formally recognized the CIE as an international standards organization in Council Resolution 10/1989.

CIE Vice President Standards, John O'Hagan, CIE General Secretary, Kathryn Nield, ISO Secretary General, Sergio Mujica, at the PSDO signing event held at the Austrian Standards Institute (ASI).

Moving on thirty years, and in recognition of the importance of the scope and work of the CIE in many aspects of daily life – thus having an impact on many activities in ISO – the 1986 MoU has been updated in the form of a Partner Standards Developing Organization Agreement (PSDO). The PSDO provides new opportunities to jointly develop international standards with ISO/TC 274 (Light and Lighting), to serve the global community, specifically in application topics within the scope of the CIE.

CIE and ISO represenatives along with our hosts from ASI: Wolfgang Steigenberger (Deputy Managing Director, ASI) and Elisabeth Stampfl-Blaha (Managing Director, ASI).

ISO, an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 164 national standards bodies, is the world's leading developer of international standards for innovation and solutions to global challenges. It has a current portfolio of more than 22810 standards for almost every industry, from technology, to food safety, to agriculture and healthcare.

The CIE is devoted to worldwide cooperation and the exchange of information on all matters relating to the science, art and metrology of light and lighting, colour and vision, photobiology and photochemistry, and image technology. Originally formed as the International Commission on Photometry (CIP) in 1900 the organization was renamed in 1913 as the CIE in recognition that its scientific work encompassed more than the subject of photometry. Today the CIE is comprised of 39 Country Members, with its work distributed amongst six Divisions, each with a specific scope. CIE has produced in excess of 290 publications, including International Standards, Technical Reports, Technical Notes and Conference Proceedings. In addition to its recognition by ISO, the CIE is also recognized as an international standards organization by the International Committee of Weights and Measures (CIPM), whereby it is the CIE’s role to enable the system of physical photometry.

Updated CIE Position Statement on the Non-Visual Effects of Light

Circadian lighting, circadian entrainment.... these are some of the hot topics and innovations for new lighting products developed to utilize the non-visual effects of light.

In 2015 the CIE published a position statement (PS) on the non-visual effects of light, that included the sub-text "recommending proper light a the proper time". As there is still ongoing fundamental research in this field, the CIE has issued a second edition to its 2015 PS, which gives an update to the consensus state of the art knowledge in this field.

This new PS is available for download from the CIE Website.

For Your Diary - CIE Events

5th Expert Symposium on Colour and Visual Appearance
April 20 - 24, 2020. Hong Kong

Registration is now OPEN for the the Symposium, the associated Tutorial and Workshop Day, and Annual D1, D2, D8 and TC Meetings

Abstracts are now being accepted for the symposium and can be submitted until the extended deadline of October 28, 2019.

Check out the event webpage for more information.

CIE Workshop on the Calculation and Measurement of Obtrusive Light
May 21 - 22, 2020, Ostrava, Czech Republic.

More details about this workshop will be provided on the webpage for this event.
Send an email to CIE Central Bureau if you are interested in attending this workshop and want to be advised about poster paper submission for the workshop and when registration is open.

CIE/ICNIRP Tutorial and Symposium on the Measurement of Optical Radiation and its Effects on Photobiological Systems

The planning of this event is in its early stages but is tentatively scheduled for August 2020. We can confirm that the event will be held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

If you want to be kept informed about further details of this event when they become available then send an email to CIE Central Bureau with your contact details.

CIE National Committee Events 2020

  • NC Australia will hold their annual lighting conference at QUT, Brisbane on February 11, 2020. Abstracts are now being accepted for this conference and more information can be found on the conference webpage.

The 66,7% Discount - Purchasing CIE Publications from the Webshop
You probably know that CIE Publications are available for purchase from the CIE Webshop.

But did you know that members of CIE National Committees (NCs) and Associate National Committees (ANCs) are entitled to a discount of 66,7 % when making purchases from the Webshop?

If you are a member of an (A)NC and do not have this year's discount code then you can obtain it by contacting your NC or ANC.

Checkout the image below for a hint on how and when to use the discount code in the CIE Webshop, when making a purchase.

Joining CIE Technical Committees

CIE has over 70 TCs working on new reports and standards. If you have expertise to contribute to any of these then simply fill out the CIE TC Membership form and CIE Copyright Agreement form and email them the to relevant TC Chair, with copy to CIE Central Bureau.
Recent Publications

Technical Reports:

CIE 235:2019 Optical Measurement of LED Modules and Light Engines
To be released later this month!

CIE 234:2019 A Guide to Urban Lighting Masterplanning

CIE 233:2019 Calibration, Characterization and Use of Array Spectroradiometers

CIE 232:2019 Discomfort Caused by Glare from Luminaires with a Non-Uniform Source Luminance

CIE 231:2019 CIE Classification System of Illuminance and Luminance Meters

CIE 018:2019 The Basis of Physical Photometry, 3rd Edition