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  • IESNYC presented Grace Church Reilluminated more>

  • Lumen Award of EXCELLENCE: Carnegie Hall Façade Lighting , New York, NY, Kugler Ning Lighting Design

  • 2015 Thesis Prizes Recipients more >

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  • Winners of the IESNYC 2015 New York City Student Lighting Competition more >

  • Lumen Award of EXCELLENCE: The Pavilion at Brookfield Place, New York, NY, Kugler Ning Lighting Design

Welcome to the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society

We are a volunteer professional membership organization comprised of individuals who share a mutual appreciation for and fascination with all things lighting. We are dedicated to promoting both the art and science of illumination to our members, to other professional organizations, to the industry, and to the public through inspiring events, informative programs, educational series, and great networking opportunities. Download our 2015 Fall Calendar

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The 16th Annual Student Lighting Competition


The IESNYC is celebrating the 16th year of the Student Lighting Competition on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the 404 Event Space located at 404 10th Avenue, near Penn Station.

THE CHALLENGE: This year’s theme challenges students to construct a 3D study that explores the interaction between LIGHT AND TIME.

Whether slow and subtle, quick and intermittent, or entirely random, variations in quality of light change our perception of the world around us.
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of the Month

James O’Blaney
O’Blaney Rinker Associates

We are proud to congratulate the following IESNYC members and Lumen Award recipients on winning 2015 IES Illumination Awards

Arup Lighting for their designs for both the Fulton Center (Lumen 2015 winner) and Brown University Building for Environmental Research and Teaching
Barbizon Lighting for their Systems Integration in the development of the One World Trade Center Spire (Lumen 2015 winner)
Cooley Monato Studio for their achievements at Barneys Beverly Hills
Kugler Ning Lighting Design for their work at the W Chicago Lakeshore Hotel Lobby and Restaurant Renovation, Restoration of the Nave of Yale Sterling Memorial Library (Lumen 2015 winner), McKim, Mead & White Library Restoration (Lumen 2015 winner), and Carnegie Hall Façade Lighting (Lumen 2015 winner)
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IESNYC Member, Nathalie Rozot Addresses Relevance of Social Issues to Lighting Education

MFA Lighting Design faculty Nathalie Rozot’s latest column for LD+A – the journal published by the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America – is titled, Design (Light) Like You Give a Damn. The title references Cameron Sinclair and Kate Stohr’s book Design Like You Give a Damn, which argued powerfully for architecture’s role in addressing issues of health and social justice around the globe. In her column, Rozot similarly addresses the relevance of lighting to the key social issues of our time, and urges lighting education to embrace a deep engagement with these issues. She also identifies some of the organizations working on social lighting today, including  Concepteurs Lumière Sans Frontières/Lighting Designers Without Borders (with whom Rozot has worked recently) and the Social Light Movement. Read Full Article

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Dec 9

IESNYC Holiday Party

6:30 PM
Join us for some holiday cheer! Registration Required

Dec 10

IESNYC Board Meeting

6:00 PM
Monthly Board and Committee meeting open to IESNYC members

Dec 15

IES Seminar: Lighting Calculations Terms and Methods

6:00 PM
Learn how to calculate light levels quickly and accurately without the need for detailed computer simulation.


Family Day at the Seaport: Lighthouses

December 12, 2015. Learn about NYC's early lighthouses, then create your own lighthouse model with a working light. Read More

Request for Proposals: The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education

Proposals Due: February 6, 2016. Nuckolls Fund Grants for Lighting Education request for proposals open. Read More

LEDucation Celebrating its 10th Year!

March 29-30, 2016. LEDucation is celebrating their 10th Anniversary at the New York Hilton Midtown Manhattan Hotel Read More

LIGHTFAIR International 2016

April 26-28, 2016. LIGHTFAIR International 2016. The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference Read More