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  • GRAND PRIZE WINNERS of the Student Lighting Competition — Nura Venta, Sergio Taveras, and Selin Ergeneli

  • Download the IESNYC 2015 Spring Calendar

  • Photo Fun at the 2014 Lumen Gala

  • Lights of New York City

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

Awards News

Winners of the IESNYC 2015 Residual Sparks: Student Exhibition and Awards Ceremony

Nura Venta, Sergio Taveras, and Selin Ergeneli
Parsons The New School for Design

Seung Jun Kwak, Pratt Institute

Walker Tovin, Pratt Institute

Chun Hsiang Yang, Pratt Institute
Wookjae Choi, Pratt Institute
Michael Phillips, Parsons The New School for Design
Matias Botero, Parsons The New School for Design
Matthew McCarthy, New York School of Interior Design

Click Here to View all Winner Projects

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. Lumen Gala tickets and Journal Advertising On Sale Now! Click here. 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.
Contact Anna Kim for more information.

Tee Off at the IES Annual Golf Outing

June 3, 2015
Join us at the annual IES Golf Outing at Bethpage State Park Golf Course in Farmingdale, NY to raise funds for Long Island and New York City IES Sections. Get in the zone and enjoy a complimentary continental buffet breakfast and a BBQ buffet lunch after your full day of golf. Grab your clubs and have some fun. The cold weather should be gone by then! Register Now >   

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.

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

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 the IES 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

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Mar 31

IES Educational Class: The Fundamentals of Lighting

6:00 PM
Module 5: Lighting for Interiors

Apr 7

IES Educational Class: The Fundamentals of Lighting

6:00 PM
Module 6: Lighting for Exteriors

Apr 8

Popcorn and a Movie

6:00 PM
The T.A.L.K PROJECT presents…

Apr 14

IES Educational Class: The Fundamentals of Lighting

6:00 PM
Module 7: Important Issues in Lighting

Apr 16

IESNYC Board Meeting

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


Member News: Kacie Stigliano featured in LD+A

Kacie is featured in LD+A's monthly Emerging Professionals column to give advice and guidance to the emerging professional and student community. Read More

EBie Awards - Urban Green Council

Attention Lighting Designers and Owners. Did you or your team recently make impressive sustainability improvements in a US building that’s five years old or more? Maybe you could win an EBie! Submission Deadline: March 30, 2015. Read More

Call for Entries: Archtober 2015 Building of the Day

Submission Deadline: April 10, 2015. Archtober is soliciting nominations for projects to be included in the month-long festival of architecture in New York City. Read More

LIGHTFAIR International 2015

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