Past News and Events

April 1, 2021

St. Petersburg, the State Hermitage Museum, Russia

POSTPONED TO SPRING 2021 - CIE NC Russia - 2nd International Scientific and Technical Conference “Light in Museum”

The scientific-practical Conference "Light in Museum” will be devoted to the role and importance of lighting and lighting equipment in preservation of Museum values in Russia and abroad.

The Conference is organized by the State Hermitage Museum, the Scientific and Technical Council of the Russian Lighting Industry (Association NTS «Svetotekhnika»), and VNISI (the Russian Lighting Research Institute named after S.I. Vavilov), with the support of the NC CIE  (Russian National Committee of CIE), the Russian branch of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and IEC.

The focus is on topical issues of the museum lighting environment: the influence of light on the safety of museum objects and their perception, quality control and safety of lighting equipment in museums, the use of intelligent technologies in lighting, updating industry normative documents. Representatives of the museum and lighting community, and invited Russian and foreign experts in the field of museum lighting will make presentations at the conference.

In parallel to the “Light in the Museum”, the 9th Lux Pacifica Conference, organized by the Association of Pacific Lighting Societies Lux Pacifica and VNISI, will take place. On April 20, a joint plenary session of the two conferences will be held in the 5th Courtyard of the General Staff Building. In addition, as part of the first day of the conference, a large-scale experiment of the State Hermitage Museum will be launched to determine the correlated color temperature, which provides the best subjective perception of oil painting at a constant level of illumination.

Participation in the “Light in Museum” conference is free of charge. Online registration is open by the link

March 24, 2021


CIE NC Turkey Webinar 'Future Lighting Trends'

The Turkish National Committee on Illumination is pleased to announce that it will host a webinar titled 'Future Lighting Trends' with international speakers. The webinar will be held in English and there is no registration and anybody with the Zoom link (or Zoom ID: 986 8072 5365) can participate.

SAVE THE DATE - Wednesday, 24 March, 13:00 CET

Further information is now available here.

March 16, 2021 to March 17, 2021


CIE Israel International Virtual Conference Light and Lighting from East to West


The Israeli Committee of Illuminating Engineering – CIE Israel - is pleased to announce that it will host an international virtual conference under the title of Light and Lighting from East to West, with leading speakers from five continents.

An international gathering of academics, architects, lighting designers, electrical engineers, students, manufacturers, distributors and those interested in the world of light and lighting, this conference will cover a wide spectrum of topics related to the field of illumination, including engineering, innovation, health and wellbeing, aspects of indoor and outdoor illumination and irradiation influenced by COVID-19.

The conference is free, however, registration is required with the SEEEI (Society of Electrical, Electronic and Energy Engineers in Israel).

Further details are now available here. Alternatively, please contact Mr Nissim Kashak at, or by phone at 9723-6134116 extension 2.

November 12, 2020 to November 13, 2020

Online with Zoom

CIE Workshop on the Calculation and Measurement of Obtrusive Lighting

October 5, 2020 to October 9, 2020

IAU/IAC Dark and Quiet Skies Workshop

September 27, 2020

Bamberg, Germany


September 24, 2020 to September 26, 2020

CIE NC Bulgaria Fifth Junior Conference on Lighting (Lighting 2020)

The National Committe for Lighting in Bulgaria (NKO) is proud to announce their upcoming event ...

Coming up in September 2020, NC Bulgaria are holding the Fifth Junior Conference on Lighting (Lighting 2020) in Ruse, Bulgaria.

This is an excellent opportunity for young researchers to present their latest research activities and describe recent and emerging developments and directions in the field of lighting and lighting technologies within, but not limited to the following topics:

  • Energy efficient lighting with the use of renewable energy sources
  • LED Lighting
  • Ergonomics and physiology of vision
  • Photo biological risk from artificial lighting
  • Interior Lighting and quality of lighting
  • Exterior and road lighting
  • Telemanagement of indoor and outdoor lighting
  • Photometry and calorimetry
  • Daylighting
  • Common lighting aspects, terminology, and standardization

For more information visit and

Please Note: This is the conference of the CIE National Committee of Bulgaria and should not be confused with the BulLight 2020 conferennce which is organized by another Bulgarian lighting organization.

June 19, 2020

EMPIR SURFACE project webinar

To share SURFACE results, the consortium is organizing a series of live
webinar in the months before the end of the project.