• Download the IESNYC 2015 Fall Calendar

  • Tim Milton (left), 2013-2015 IESNYC president, hands over the presidential gavel to the incoming 2015-2016 president, Brian Belluomini (right) more >

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

  • Lumen Award of CITATION for Light Installation: Starlight, New York, NY, Studio 1 Thousand

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

  • Moonlighting: A Sample of Artists Creative Work. 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


2015 Lumen Awards
The IESNYC announced the recipients of the 2015 Lumen Awards at the 47th Annual Lumen Gala and welcomed over 800 lighting professionals at New York's Chelsea Piers. Fourteen Lumen Awards were presented and ten award winning lighting design teams were publicly recognized for their professionalism, excellence and originality in lighting design. Kugler Ning Lighting Design walked away with two Awards in Excellence and two Merit Awards. This fun-filled evening fostered a spirit of camaraderie that lit up the room and made the event the place to be. > more

of the Month

Shoshanna Segal
Principal, Luminous Flux, LLC

An Exhibition of Art and Design Created by Lighting Industry Professionals

Twenty-six New York-based lighting industry professionals (including a sprinkling from allied professions), all passionate about their “day jobs,” exhibited their after-hours creative pursuits at Moonlighting. The event was held at RAB Lighting and co-produced by IESNYC, DLFNY, and IALD NY. It was the first ever collaboration between the three lighting organizations. The curated exhibition consisted of a model boat, felted soap, hand-blown glass sculptures, jewelry, oil painting, photography, printmaking, pottery, and writing. Moonlighting drew close to 200 attendees. > more

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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Oct 13

IES Seminar: Light Sources and Auxiliary Devices - Part 1

6:00 PM
A two part seminar covering light sources and auxiliary devices for both traditional light sources and LED technology

Oct 14

Information Please!

6:00 PM
A Town Hall discussion on LED fixture specification challenges

Oct 15

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Oct 17

IESNYC presents Grace Church Reilluminated

10:00 AM
IESNYC presents a special seminar exploring the restoration and relighting of Grace Church

Oct 22

Get’s More Interesting After Dark

6:00 PM
Understand the scope of New Outdoor Code and know how to approach Hardscape vs. Parking structure applications.


Daylight Metrics: The What, How, and Why Should I Care

Oct. 8, 2015. BEEx Event. Presentation and discussion on the tools and strategies that utilize daylight metrics to design and evaluate daylit spaces Read More

Light Years: 1985-2015-2045

Oct. 22, 2015. The New School's Parsons School of Design Celebrates 30 Years of Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design Read More

IALD AWARDS Opens 2016 Call for Entries

Early Bird Deadline: Oct. 23, 2015 (Save $50 USD) Final Deadline: Nov 6, 2015. The registration and entry process for the 33rd Annual IALD International Lighting Design Awards is now open. Read More