About Us

The lighting industry of South Africa is represented by the Illumination Engineering Society of South Africa (IESSA).

IESSA represents South African internationally and thereby acts as the National Committee of the CIE (Commission International De L'Eclairage).

South African Experts on various topics in the lighting technology field serve on the CIE international committees responsible for the development of standards for the different aspects of illumination.

IESSA Mission:
IESSA supports the practical implementation of internationally recognized lighting practices for the direct and indirect enjoyment and benefit of the general public.

IESSA Objectives:

  • To provide a unique forum for the interchange of information and contracts between those concerned with the different aspects of illumination.
  • To stimulate and coordinate technical activities in the field of illumination.
  • To provide opportunities for members to improve their knowledge in order to practice their profession with knowledge and confidence.
  • To maintain and enforce the strict code of conduct of IESSA to ensure members conduct business in a fair and professional manner.
  • To represent members on international organizations to ensure that knowledge on the latest trends and developments is transferred to members.
  • To apply available resources efficiently to render a meaningful and reliable service to members and to the lighting industry.
  • To cooperate with other national organizations, both public and private, to ensure fair governing and to accomplish these goals.

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