• Download the IESNYC Spring Calendar and SAVE THE DATES! CLICK HERE

  • Online Registration is now open for the 16th Annual IESNYC Student Lighting Competition

  • The IESNYC $25,000 Scholarship. Read More >

  • 2016 Lumen Awards Call for Submissions. Deadline Feb. 8, 2016

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.

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THE CHALLENGE: This year’s theme challenges students to construct a 3D study that explores the interaction between LIGHT AND TIME.
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Get your projects ready for submission to the 2016 Lumen Awards!
We are pleased to announce the 2016 Lumen Awards are open for submissions now through February 8, 2016. There are new aspects that you need to be aware of. Beginning this year, the IESNYC Lumen Awards and the IES Illumination Awards are now two distinct awards programs, each with its own criteria including submittal requirements, entry fees, and portals. Read More >

The IESNYC is pleased to announce that a merit-based single-year scholarship to recognize and support potential future leaders in the field of architectural lighting will be awarded. The monetary value of the scholarship shall be $25,000 and includes acceptance into an exclusive mentorship program with the IESNYC, providing valuable opportunities to interact and collaborate with professionals in the architectural lighting industry. Read More >

We are embarking on our 2016 Calendar Sponsorship campaign and we count on your support. This year’s sponsorship campaign—“Points of Brilliance”—reflects the Section’s mission to provide our members, the lighting community, professionals in allied fields, and the public with an expanded and diverse selection of programming. Read More >

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Feb 10

The WELL Building Program

6:00 PM
WELL is grounded in a body of medical research that explores the connection between the buildings where we spend more than 90% of the time, and the health and wellness impacts on occupants

Feb 18

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Feb 23

IES Seminar RP-1: Standard Practice for Office Lighting

6:00 PM
This recommended practice has been substantially revised and reorganized from earlier editions to address recent changes in the office environment

Mar 8

Temporal Illuminance: Student Exhibition and Awards Ceremony

6:00 PM
The IESNYC is celebrating the 16th year of the Student Lighting Competition


Architectural Lighting Call for Product Submissions

Deadline: February 15. Architectural Lighting invites you to forward new product releases for editorial consideration in their Annual Product Issue (Mar/Apr 2016), which is distributed at Lightfair and the AIA Expo. Read More

Taking Sides

Feb. 24. Join the Designers Lighting Forum of New York (DLFNY) for a fun and educational evening of lively, sometimes absurd debate between members of the New York City lighting design community. Read More

LEDucation Online Registration Is Now Open

March 29-30, 2016. LEDucation Online Registration Is Now Open Read More

LIGHTFAIR International 2016

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