The International Commission on Illumination - also known as the CIE from its French title, the Commission Internationale de l'Éclairage - is devoted to worldwide cooperation and the exchange of information on all matters relating to the science and art of light and lighting, colour and vision, photobiology and image technology. CIE is an independent, non-profit organization that serves member countries on a voluntary basis. Since its inception in 1913, the CIE has become a professional organization and has been accepted as representing the best authority on the subject and as such is recognized by ISO as an international standardization body. CIE aims and working methods are described in their document Lighting The Future Together.
The CIE is supported by the national committees of each member country. CIE-UK is the National Illumination Committee of Great Britain. The primary function of CIE-UK is to establish technical policy, to oversee the national involvement in the CIE technical programme, and to disseminate information to members.
The Board of Trustees comprises a Chairman, two Vice-Chairmen, the Honorary Treasurer and the Honorary Secretary.
CIE operating expenses are supported financially by contributions from the National Illumination Committees (NIC) of each member country.
Each NIC depends on contributions from supporting organisations, income from the sale of Technical Reports and Standards and from the organisation of seminars.
CIE-UK is a Registered Charity (Reg No. 257185). The main income of CIE-UK is derived from membership subscriptions. https://register-of-charities.charitycommission.gov.uk/charity-search/-/charity-details/257185/charity-overview
CIE-UK has a small fund that is used to support specific activities relating to the work of CIE.
For general enquiries and details of membership please contact the Executive Secretary, Allan Howard.