• The 2015 IESNYC Lumen Awards and IES Illumination Awards

  • IESNYC 2015 Student Lighting Competition - March 3, 2015

  • Lights of New York City

  • IESNYC 2014 Student Competition Winners

  • Photo fun at the 2014 Lumen Gala

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

Call For Entries: 2015 Student Competition

ONLINE APPLICATION: Due Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015
This year’s theme, RESIDUAL SPARKS, challenges students to think about how light is interwoven with time and memory.
Click Here for Details

Ready? Set! Win!
Call For Submissions

The 2015 IESNYC Lumen Awards and IES Illumination Awards are now open for submissions.
Submission Deadline: Feb 14, 2015 at 11:59pm EST
Click Here for Details

of the Month

Megan Carroll
Chair of the Lumen Committee
Regional Sales Director, East, Xicato

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IES and Cooper Union
"Daylighting and Codes" Online Course

Begins February 25, 2015

The IES has partnered with The Cooper Union College of Science and Art (in NYC) to create an online course entitled, “Daylighting and Codes”, developed and presented by Matthew Tanteri, FIES, Educator IALD, CPHC. This is a completely online course, and is open to anyone interested (not just those who live or work in New York State). General knowledge of daylighting is recommended, and the course will cover recent changes to the New York State Energy Code, as well as provisions of national model energy codes.

The course is delivered in three parts:
1. Feb 25, 2015 from 1-2 pm ET, is a live 60 minute webinar
2. Part 2 is self-guided, for reviewing course materials and quiz, using the IES Distance Learning website
3. Mar. 11, 2015 from 1-2 pm ET, is another live 60 minute webinar

Click Here for More Information

The Richard Kelly Grant is open for Submissions

Richard Kelly devoted his life to extraordinary contributions to the lighting design profession. He was a pioneer of the lighting design profession and started his own practice before entering college in the 1930’s. A designer of over three hundred major projects, he worked with over eighty prominent architects, and always performed with original and inventive authority.
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. Works using light in architecture, art, education, environmental design, health, fixture design, software design, and theater will be considered by the Grant committee. Proposals must be submitted by June 30, 2015. To read more about Richard Kelly and information on the Grant, Click Here


Feb 11

Color Metrics: 50 Shades of White

6:00 PM

Feb 19

IESNYC Board Meeting

5:00 PM
Monthly Board and Committee meeting open to IESNYC members

Mar 11

Zero Net Energy

6:00 PM


Request for Proposals: The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education

In 2015, the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education intends to award three grants. Read More

Lighting the Nerve Center: The Related HQ Lighting Retrofit

BEEx Event: Lighting the Nerve Center: The Related HQ Lighting Retrofit February 26, 2015, 9-10:30 am Read More

LEDucation 9

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