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About us

Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) of Finland has worked for over 60 years as an independent organisation with lighting professionals and companies to promote the use of good and appropriate lighting.
IES cooperates with similar organisations in other Nordic countries. It also actively collaborates with the International Commission on Illumination (CIE) and has representatives working with the European Committee for Standardization (CEN).
IES has over 460 members including more than 400 individual and around 60 company and community members.


  • to spread information about the significant role of quality lighting as a production, comfort, health and security enhancing factor
  • to exchange information, experiences and opinions in matters of light and lighting through a variety of presentations, publications, research and education
  • to make motions for different specifications, recommendations and directives within the field of action
  • to liaise with related organisations
  • to represent Finland in international collaborations with similar organisations


IES publishes VALO magazine which is a trade magazine for electrical and lighting designers and consultants, architects, interior architects, electrical contractors, for people in charge of lighting in energy companies and road administration and for other people working within the lighting industry.

A calendar of lighting and related events can be found here.

For more information please contact
Illuminating Engineering Society of Finland
Heikki Härkönen
Managing Director
tel: +358 400 869339

Mail and visiting address
Illuminating Engineering Society of Finland
Särkiniementie 3
FI-00210 Helsinki

Valo magazine

VALO 1/2018
Browse VALO 1/2018

Download the latest media information (pdf).

Supported by:

Oy Airam Electric Ab
Aura Light Oy
Cariitti Oy
Ensto Lighting Oy
Fagerhult Oy
Oy Hedtec Ab Valaistus
Helvar Oy Ab
iGuzzini Finland & Baltic Oy
Ketonen Oy
Louis Poulsen Finland Oy
OEM Finland Oy
Onninen Oy
Rexel Finland Oy
Silux Oy Ab