• Available Formats
    • Options
    • Availability
    • Priced From ( in USD )
    • Secure PDF

      Secure PDF Files

      Secure PDF files include digital rights management (DRM) software. DRM is included at the request of the publisher, as it helps them protect their copyright by restricting file sharing. In order to read a Secure PDF, you will need to install the FileOpen Plug-In on your computer. The FileOpen Plug-In works with Adobe Reader and other viewers. Visit FileOpen to see the full list.

        What you can do with a Secure PDF:
      • Print
      • Search
      • Highlight
      • Bookmark
      Please note that some publishers - including BOMA, IADC and ICML - do not allow printing of their documents.

    • 👥
    • Immediate download
    • $314.82
    • Add to Cart
    • Printed Edition
    • Ships in 1-2 business days
    • $314.82
    • Add to Cart
    • Printed Edition + PDF
    • Immediate download
    • $425.06
    • Add to Cart

Customers Who Bought This Also Bought


About This Item


Full Description

This new edition of the International Lighting Vocabulary (ILV) is the result of intensive work carried out by the Divisions of the CIE to update, and supplement where necessary, the contents of the previous edition (1987). Many new terms have been added, to reflect changes in technologies and practices, existing terms have been updated as necessary, and obsolete terms have been removed.

The aim of this edition of the International Lighting Vocabulary is to promote international standardization in the use of quantities, units, symbols and terminology related to the science and art of light and lighting, colour and vision, photobiology and image technology.

This vocabulary provides the definitions and essential information necessary for the understanding and correct usage of the terms included. It does not give extensive detail or explanations of the application of these terms; such information, relevant for experts in each specialized field, is available in the Technical Reports and Standards produced by the CIE.

For this new edition it was decided to restructure the vocabulary to a fully alphabetical arrangement (based on the English terms), without any division into sections or sub-sections. This decision was taken in order to simplify the ILV and aid its use.

The Standard comprises 203 pages and presents the definitions of 1448 terms related to light and lighting.

Document History

  1. CIE S 017/E:2020

    ILV: International Lighting Vocabulary, 2nd Edition

    • Most Recent
  2. CIE S 017/E:2011


    ILV: International lighting vocabulary, new

    • Historical Version
  3. IEC/CIE 017.4-1987

    International lighting vocabulary, 4th ed. ***CONTACT TO OBTAIN THIS PUBLICATION

    • Historical Version