Photobiology Committee

Committee Group: Lighting Science
Statement of Purpose
This Technical Committee researches and makes recommendations for lighting based upon the biological effects of radiant energy.
Committee Scope Parameters
  • Included subject matter: The scope includes photobiological hazards, photobiological effects of lighting on plant systems, non-visual photobiological effects, and safety for lamps and lamp systems.
  • Excluded subject matter: This committee does not address health in relation to lighting outside the context of photobiology.
Documents maintained by this committee
  • RP-27.1 ANSI/IES Recommended Practice for Photobiological Safety for Lamps and Lamp Systems - General Requirements 
  • RP-27.2 ANSI/IES Recommended Practice for Photobiological Safety for Lamps and Lamp Systems - Measurement Techniques 
  • RP-27.3 ANSI/IES Recommended Practice for Photobiological Safety for Lamps and Lamp Systems - Risk Group Classification and Labeling