The International Commission on Illumination (abbreviated as CIE from its French title) is an organization devoted to international cooperation and exchange of information among its member countries on all matters relating to the science and art of Iighting.

The objectives of the CIE are

  • to provide an international forum for the discussion of all matters relating to science, technology and art in the fields of light and lighting and for the interchange of information in these fields between countries;
  • to develop basic standards and procedures of metrology in the fields of light and lighting;
  • to provide guidance on the application of principles and procedures in the development of international and national standards in the fields of light and lighting;
  • to prepare and publish standards, reports and other publications concerned with all matters relating to science, technology and art in the fields of light and lighting;
  • to maintain liaison and technical interaction with other international organizations concerned with matters related to science, technology, standardization and art in the fields of light and lighting.

Within these objectives, light and lighting embrace such fundamental subjects as vision, photometry and colorimetry, involving natura1 and man-made radiations in the ultraviolet, visible and infrared regions of the spectrum, and also applications covering all uses of light, indoors and out, including environmental and aesthetic effects, as well as means for the production and control of light and radiation.

Standards produced by the CIE are a concise documentation of data defining aspects of light and lighting for which international harmony requires a unique definition. CIE Standards are therefore a primaty source of internationally accepted and agreed data, which can be taken, essentially unaltered, into universal standard systems.

For the development of some standards in the field of light and lighting, ISO has established a working relationship with the International Commission on Illumination, which has been recognized by the ISO Council as an international standardizing body.

Further information about the CIE can be found on the CIE Web site.

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Normas ISO publicadas *


Normas ISO en desarrollo *

* la cifra incluye las actualizaciones

Comités de enlace a CIE

Los comités que aparecen a continuación pueden acceder a los documentos de CIE:

Referencia Título ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 12 Quantities and units ISO
ISO/TC 22/SC 35 Lighting and visibility ISO
ISO/TC 22/SC 38 Motorcycles and mopeds ISO
ISO/TC 35/SC 9 General test methods for paints and varnishes ISO
ISO/TC 36 Cinematography ISO
ISO/TC 42 Photography ISO
ISO/TC 94 Personal safety -- Personal protective equipment ISO
ISO/TC 145 Graphical symbols ISO
ISO/TC 145/SC 1 Public information symbols, signs and guidance system ISO
ISO/TC 217 Cosmetics ISO
ISO/TC 274 Light and lighting ISO

CIE - Secretaría

CIE []

International Commission on Illumination
CIE Central Bureau
Babenbergerstraße 9/9A
A-1010 Vienna

Tel: +43 1 714 31 870 / +43 1 714 318 70
Fax: +43 1 714 31 87 18

Secretaría directa:

Ms Diana Wernisch