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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 SPRING CALENDAR

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IESNYC 2015 Residual Sparks: Student Exhibition and Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
404 Event Space
404 10th Avenue, near Penn Station
New York, NY

The event is free for everyone.
For More Information and Registration Click Here

Join us as we celebrate the 15th year of the Student Lighting Competition
6:00pm Exhibition
8:00pm Keynote Speaker: Sang Lee

Sang has been a member of the Cline Bettridge Bernstein team since 2001. He became an Associate of the firm in 2007 and was promoted to the role of Senior Associate at the start of 2013. Sang was the grand prize winner of the first IESNYC Student Lighting Competition held in 2000 and served on a competition jury in 2012.

of the Month

David Scheffer, LC
Project Manager
Osram Sylvania – Traxon Technologies

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47th Annual Lumen Gala

Thursday, June 18, 6:00pm
Chelsea Piers, Pier 60, New York, NY

Join us for the most celebrated lighting event in New York City. In addition to Lumen Gala tickets, there are sponsorship opportunities. Your generous contributions not only help fund the Lumen Awards, they also help the Lumen Program contribute financial support to over 24 IESNYC programs annually. Tables and sponsorship opportunities will be available soon. Stay Tuned!

enLIGHTen: IES International Year of Light Photo Contest 2015

In celebration of 2015 as the International Year of Light as proclaimed by UNESCO, the Emerging Professionals of IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) are giving you a reason to share your love for lighting for the next 6 months. Every month we will announce a “Theme of the Month” to which you will post “lighting” photos related to the chosen theme. You can post as many photos as you wish and at the end of each month, for bragging rights only, we will announce our favorite photo of the month. In August, a group of industry professional judges will select the top 3 entrants based on their photo originality, uniqueness, relevance to the theme of the month, activity and interaction with the public. Click here for more information

The Richard Kelly Grant is open for Submissions

The Richard Kelly Grant was established by the New York Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society in 1980. Originally conceived as a scholarship program and later opened to young persons working in lighting in North America, the Grant is administered by the New York Section under the auspices of the IESNA.

Richard Kelly devoted his life to extraordinary contributions to the lighting design profession. He was a pioneer of the lighting design, designer of over three hundred major projects, and worked with over eighty prominent architects. He always performed with original and inventive authority. His synthesis of technology with artistic purpose transformed ordinary into beauty.

The purpose of the Grant is to recognize and encourage creative thought and activity in the use of light. Cash award(s) will be granted to the person(s) who preserve and carry forth Richard Kelly’s ideals, enthusiasm and reverence for light. Proposals must be submitted by June 30, 2015. To read more about Richard Kelly and information on the Grant, Click Here

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Mar 3

Residual Sparks: Student Exhibition and Awards Ceremony

6:00 PM
Register to Attend this Exiting Event!

Mar 3

IES Educational Classes: The Fundamentals of Lighting

6:00 PM
The Fundamentals of Lighting course provides comprehensive introduction to architectural lighting issues, factors, and practices.

Mar 10

IES Educational Class: The Fundamentals of Lighting

6:00 PM
Module 2: Electric Light Sources and Ballasts

Mar 11

Net Zero Energy Building

6:00 PM
Can We Get Off the Grid?

Mar 17

IES Educational Class: The Fundamentals of Lighting

6:00 PM
Module 3: Luminaires and Controls


LEDucation 9

March 5-6, 2015. A two day event hosted by the DLF Read More

WISE: Women in Sustainability and Energy

March 6-27, 2015. In honor of women’s history month, BEEx is launching WISE - Women in Sustainability and Energy. Read More

Parsons: International Year of Light: From the Right to Light to the Right Lights

March 13, 2015. A Public Event to Catalyze Social Engagement in the Lighting Community Read More

LIGHTFAIR International 2015

May 5-7, 2015. The world’s largest architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. Read More