.IES File Extension

Illuminating Engineering Society File

What Is an IES File? An IES file, or Illuminating Engineering Society file, contains photometric data on light for programs to simulate lighting. These plain text files follow the format of the Illumi...

General Information

Title IES File Extension
Extension .ies
Full Form Illuminating Engineering Society File
File Type Text File
Developer Illuminating Engineering Society
MIME Type text/plain

File Function

Primary Function Store photometric data
Additional Functions Lighting simulation
Features ASCII text, Photometric

File Characteristics

Quality Standardized data
Supports Layers N/A
Supports Transparency N/A
Editable Yes

Use Cases

Lighting Analysis Yes
Architectural Design Yes
Interior Design Yes

Security and Practices

Security Risks Minimal
Best Practices Validate file, Trusted sources

Historical/Version Information

Initial Release 1986
Latest Version LM-63-2002 (IESNA)

Associated Types

Similar Extensions .ldt, .dxf, .dwg

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
DIALux Free Windows
Autodesk Photometric Toolbox Paid Windows
LITESTAR 4D Paid Windows