• Lumen Award of Excellence: Lincoln Square Synagogue, NYC, Tillotson Design Associates

  • Click Here to view Moonlighting2 Highlights

  • The 2017 IESNYC Scholarship Read More >

  • Lumen Award of Merit: Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge, Nashville, TN, Domingo Gonzalez Associates

  • IESNYC 2016 Fall Calendar. Click Here to Download

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.

Awards NEWS

2016 Service Awards
Brilliance is defined as extreme brightness or radiance, exceptional intelligence, ability, skill, or talent, imposing splendor or magnificence. This year, the IESNYC proudly recognizes the following members with these qualities. Frank Conti, IESNYC Brilliance Award; Jeff Hoenig, IESNYC Special Recognition Award; and Adrienne Shulman, IES Section Service Award. Read More >

Winners of the 2016 Lumen Awards
Awards of Excellence were presented to Tillotson Design Associates for New York’s Lincoln Square Synagogue, and to Fisher Marantz Stone for Covington & Burling’s office building in Washington, DC. Six Awards of Merit were presented — two to BuroHappold Engineering and the other four awarded to One Lux Studio; Tillotson Design Associates; KGM Architectural Lighting; and Domingo Gonzalez Associates. Citations were awarded to Arup; Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design;  Cooley Monato Studio; ICRAVE Lighting; Christine Sciulli; and Orsman Design, Inc. More >

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Steve Castellani
Specification Lighting Sales (SLS)

Attention Students. Get your applications ready!

The IESNYC will once again, award a merit-based single-year scholarship to recognize and support potential future leaders in the field of architectural lighting. The value of the scholarship shall be a $25,000 award and includes acceptance into a mentorship program with the IESNYC. Applications will be accepted beginning November 1st.  More >

MOONlighting 2 Highlights

The DLFNY, IALD and IESNYC, once again collaborated on an exhibition featuring the artistic side of people in the NYC lighting design industry. Thirty-eight lighting professionals (including a sprinkling from allied professions), all passionate about their “day jobs,” exhibited their after-hours creative pursuits at MOONlighting 2.  More >

We are proud to be sponsoring the Emerging Professional's dinner at the conference. In addition, the following IESNYC members will be making informative presentations. Visit ies.org/ac for details.

Megan Carroll, Acuity Brands
Luncheon/IA Showcase: Connections in Design
Monday, October 24 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Paul Tarricone, IES Editor / Publisher, LD+A
IoT and Evolving Collaboration
Tuesday, October 25 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Robert Davis, Pacific Northwest National Lab
The Future of IES Standards
Tuesday October 25, 2016 9:15am - 10:15am
Connections Between Energy Efficiency and Human Impacts of Lighting
Tuesday October 25, 2016 2:35pm - 3:35pm

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IESNYC Calendar

Oct 25

IES SEM-03: Lighting Economics

6:00 PM
Explore a variety of ways of analyzing the economics of lighting systems to maximize value on your projects.

Nov 9

Code Update: Lighting

6:00 PM
Join us for a lighting summary, dialogue and panel discussion on the new 2016 NYC Energy Conservation Code

Nov 17

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Nov 22

IES SEM-07: Light and Health

6:00 PM
Save the Date

Dec 7

How NOT to Win a Lumen Award

6:00 PM
Learn what NOT to do and what TO do to prepare a compelling Lumen submittal


BEEx-Big Data, Small Data: Building Energy Data at Different Scales

October 26, 2016. Join BEEx for a highly informative discussion of the platforms and services being utilized at these varying scales Read More

Parsons Event - Questioning Light

November 3, 2016. From materials to optics, instincts to cosmos, and reality to perception, this presentation illustrates how much more there is to know about light Read More

Enterprise Lighting Sales - Lighting Expo 2016

November 16-17, 2016. Join Enterprise Lighting Sales as they host the ELS EXPO 2016. Exhibits open at 11am and will feature leading lighting and controls manufacturers. And don't miss out on the AGREXIT party on Wednesday and LOBSTER-PALOOZA on Thursday! Read More