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.


Prem KumarThe Toronto Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society is a diverse group of lighting professionals who collaborate to promote the Mission and Vision of the IES. We are one of the largest sections in the society with representation from every aspect of the industry. We have manufacturers, distributors, lighting designers, architects, engineers, contractors and educators well represented in our membership.

Our primary focus is sharing knowledge and we maintain a busy calendar of educational programs. Our monthly Technical Luncheons are very popular and well attended. We invite industry leaders to share their expertise on current topics of interest. Through the year we also run classes for Fundamentals of Lighting, Intermediate Lighting, Roadway Lighting Symposium and an LC Study Group among other things.

We have an active Emerging Professionals initiative that allows new comers to the industry to learn and network amongst themselves as well with experienced lighting professionals. We also support student bursaries at local institutions.

Along with all the education we also find time to socialize and celebrate. Our members enjoy getting together and going on Lightwalks to popular locales in the city. During our Gala and Awards Nights we recognize our peers for their work and contributions.

The support of our many sponsors and the tireless work put in by the volunteers on our board makes the Toronto Section one of the most vibrant there is. It is our continuous effort to provide more value to the IES membership. Do get on our mailing list, visit our website and come join us at one of our events and find out how an IES membership can benefit you.

I look forward to meeting you soon at one of our events.

Prem Kumar
President 2017/2018
Toronto Section, IES

IES Toronto Section 2017-2018 Board Members

IES Toronto Section 2017-2018 Board Members