Russian Lighting Research Institute named after S.I. Vavilov



VNISI – Russian Lighting Research Institute named after S.I. Vavilov is the leading Russian national research center for lighting engineering. This research center specializes in knowledge-intensive problem solving in the fields of theory, methods, technology and standardization of lighting, developing high performance lighting fixtures and illumination devices, developing lighting systems for the national economy, military lighting equipment and space technology.

Starting with its foundation in 1951 VNISI has been conducting basic and applied research, design and engineering works in various areas of lighting engineering. VNISI specialists succeeded in finding lighting solutions for a number of important objects. VNISI specialists together with the lighting industry community carried out a set of works unique in their scale and complexity in providing lighting engineering and maintenance for the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, constructing a series of lighting equipment for spaceships, developing low consumption light sources, illuminating equipment, control gear, energy-efficient lighting systems and introducing them into production.

VNISI specialists published a series of monographs on light sources and lighting fixtures, that were translated into foreign languages.

VNISI maintains high scientific and technological potential. There are 2 Àcademicians of the Russian Federation Academy of Electrical Sciences, 4 Doctors of Science, 16 Candidates of science and a team of highly qualified professionally trained specialists on-staff in VNISI.

The Institute has an opportunity to offer postgraduate studies in Lighting engineering to 10 university graduates. Currently 3 students are doing their postgraduate studies in VNISI.

The Federal Agency on Technical Regulation and Metrology has assigned the duties of a technical committee of standardization (332) for lighting equipment to VNISI.

VNISI as a part of LUCI participated in the City under Microscope Rotterdam – modern lighting solutions for a modern city

Rotterdam, one of the most dynamic cities in the Netherlands and the largest port in Europe, hosted the LUCI City under Microscope gathering over 170 city representatives and lighting professionals from 35 cities on 27 – 29 March 2019.

Russian Lighting Design Awards 2019. Projects submission is now open

On March 11, 2019 the call for projects was announced for the annual «Russian Lighting Design» Awards, that will take place for the 18-th time within the framework of Interlight Russia | Intelligent building Russia exhibition.

Registration for the international scientific and technical Greenhouse Lighting Conference is open

On its web site VNISI has started the registration of participants for the International Scientific and Technical Greenhouses Lighting Conference, which is going to take place on 9-10 September 2019 in Moscow.

Organized by The Russian National Committee of CIE VNISI (Russian Lighting Institute named after S.I. Vavilov) with the support of CIE, IEC, Scientific and Technical Council of the Russian Lighting Industry NTS "Svetotechnika", Russian State Agrarian University - Moscow Timiryazev Agricultural Academy and Interlight Moscow powered by Light + Building.