Russian Lighting Research Institute named after S.I. Vavilov


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International and public activities

VNISI maintains a status of the Russian National Research and Development centre for lighting engineering. The Institute conducts international and public activities, taking part in organizing lighting engineering seminars, conferences, exhibitions, working within Russian and international 2 lighting community organizations.

VNISI has been the basis of the Russian National Committee of the International Commission on Illumination (Russian NC of the CIE) for more than 50 years. The CIE is the oldest international non-profit organization in the field of lighting engineering. Since its inception in 1913, the CIE has become a professional organization in the field of light and lighting and has been accepted as representing the best authority on the subject and as such is recognized by ISO as an international standardization body.
The National Committee of the CIE includes several divisions that perform variously directed activities on:

  • vision and colour
  • physical measurement of light and radiation
  • interior environment and lighting design
  • lighting and signaling for transport
  • exterior lighting and other lighting applications
  • photobiology and photochemistry
  • image technology (visualization).

VNISI is the associated member of Lighting Urban Community International (LUCI Association) and the scientific representative of the city of Moscow in this organization.

The Illuminating Engineering Society of Russia and VNISI are a part of several International non-governmental community organizations, such as the Association of lighting societies of the Pacific Region countries – LUX PACIFICA and the Association of lighting societies of Europe - Lux Europa, therefore VNISI and Illuminating Engineering Society of Russia regularly take part in the conferences and events, organized by these associations.