About Us

IES Mission Statement
The IES seeks to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.

IES Vision Statement
The IES will build upon a century of excellence to create the premier lighting community dedicated to promoting the art and science of quality lighting to its members, allied professional organizations, and the public.

 
HISTORY
Established in 1906, the IES is the recognized technical and educational authority on illumination. For over one hundred years its objective has been to communicate information on all aspects of good lighting practice to its members, to the lighting community, and to consumers through a variety of programs, publications, and services. The strength of the IES is its diversified membership: engineers, architects, designers, educators, students, contractors, distributors, utility personnel, manufacturers, and scientists, all contributing to the mission of the Society: to improve the lighted environment by bringing together those with lighting knowledge and by translating that knowledge into actions that benefit the public.

The IES is a forum for the exchange of ideas and information and a vehicle for its members’ professional development and recognition. Through its technical committees, with hundreds of qualified members from the lighting and user communities, the IES correlates research, investigations, and discussions to guide lighting experts and laypersons via research-and consensus-based lighting recommendations.

The IES Springfield/Central Illinois Section, founded in August 2014, is a newly created section founded to bring together those involved with the lighting community throughout the heart of Illinois. We envision sharing lighting related articles and technology updates on our Facebook page as well as actively hosting lighting presentations and guest speakers. We are privileged to have many outstanding businesses and educational institutions in our area and hope that they will share their lighting knowledge and articles!

We invite and encourage participation from Central IL professionals and those actively involved and interested in lighting and controls. Consider becoming a member or just helping out with our organization today!

Board of Directors 2018-2019


  • President: Kevin McCartan
  • Vice President: Justin Gandhi
  • Secretary: Dave Meglio
  • Treasurer: Kevin McCartan