Canadian National Committee of the CIE
Welcome to our website. The CNC/CIE is the collective Canadian voice of people interested in the science and art of light and lighting. Membership is open to anyone interested in any aspect of lighting including vision, photometry, colorimetry, photobiology and the application of these to the use of light and lighting both indoors and out. For further information on the CNC/CIE go to About the CNC. For a list of our recent events see our Activities page.
As part of its mandate, the CNC/CIE supports the Standards Council of Canada by providing the core of the membership of the Canadian mirror committee to ISO/TC 274 – Light and Lighting. ISO/TC 274 is responsible for standardization in the field of application of lighting in specific cases complementary to the work items of the CIE and the coordination of drafts standards from the CIE. For further information on ISO/TC 274 see About ISO/TC 274 or visit the ISO website.
29th Quadrennial Session of the CIE
The 29th Quadrennial Session of the CIE, hosted by the United States National Committee, is being held June 14 to 22, 2019, in Washington D.C. Anyone with an interest in light and lighting is encouraged to take this opportunity to discuss their interests with like-minded people from around the globe. Further information on the meeting can be found at washington2019.cie.co.at,
2019 CNC/CIE Meeting
The next meeting of the CNC/CIE will be a joint meeting with the Council for Optical Radiation Measurements (CORM) and CIE-USNC. It will be held in Ottawa the week of October 28th and will include a two day technical session and laboratory tours as well as the business meetings for the three organizations. Everyone is encourage to attend what promises to be an interesting and informative meeting. Further details will be provided as they become available.
Canadian Members on 2019-2023 CIE Board of Administration
The CNC/CIE is pleased to announce that Dr. Jennifer Veitch will serve as Vice-President Technical and Dr. Lorne Whitehead will serve as a Vice-President without portfolio on the 2019-2023 CIE Board of Administration. A complete list of the Officers of the 2019-2023 Board can be found on the CIE website.
Systematic review of Joint CIE /ISO Standards
ISO 23539:2005(E)/CIE S 010/E:2004 Photometry - The CIE system of physical photometry - responsibility of Division 2
ISO/CIE 11664-6:2014(E) Colorimetry-Part 6: CIEDE2000 Colour-Difference Formula - responsibility of Division 1
CIE Tutorial on S 026 - Use and Application of the New Metrology for ipRGC- Influenced Responses to Light - Methods and principles to define light for responses beyond vision. Eindhoven, the Netherlands, March 14-15, 2019. Registration is now open. There is no on-site registration
CIE Call for Experts
TC 2-90 LED Reference Spectrum for Photometer Calibration
TC 2-91 Optical Measurement Methods of LED Packages and LED Arrays
TC 2-92 International Standard Format for the Electronic Transfer of Luminaire Optical Data
TC 4-58 Obtrusive Light from Colourful and Dynamic Lighting and its Limitation
TC 4-59 Guide for Lighting Urban Elements
JTC 14 (CIE-ISO) Integrative Lighting
JTC 15 (CIE-ISO) Lighting of Indoor Workplaces
JTC 16 (D1/D8) Validity of Chromatic Adaptation
JTC 17(D1/D2/D8) Gloss Measurement and Gloss Perception: A Framework for the Definition and Standardization of Visual Cues to Gloss
Request for Information
The following requests for information have been issued by the CIE Central Bureau. Canadian Information on these topics would be welcome.
Summaries of new CIE publications can now be found under New Publications.