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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Mitchell Bloomberg, MIES 
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In Case You Missed It!
Beyond quality lighting and access to views, circadian lighting was the hot topic in October at “WELL...WELL...WELL!” a presentation on the WELL Building Standard. Gayathri Unnikrishnan, director of standard development at the International WELL Building Institute, and Chad Groshardt, associate director of Atelier Ten, covered the core concepts of the WELL Building Standard and how it can inform the lighting design process.

The WELL Building Standard brings together scientific research, practitioner knowledge, and medical experts’ recommendations into a certification program for different types of buildings. Read More >

In support of the educational endeavors of graduate students, our NYC Section, for the third year, is granting an IESNYC Scholarship—a merit-based scholarship with an unprecedented monetary value of $25,000. In addition, the Section will offer recipients access to IESNYC Board of Managers for inspiration and guidance. Applications are being accepted through December 11, 2017. Click Here for Details >

Get Your Projects Ready to Submit for the 2018 Lumen Awards
Celebrating 50 years, the Lumen Awards were established by the IESNYC and developed to publicly recognize excellence, professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design. The Lumen Awards are open to any interior or exterior architectural lighting design project completed within two years’ time of the submission deadline. Click Here for Details >

The student online application is now open for BOUND BY LIGHT, which challenges students to construct a three-dimensional study that explores connections through light. Prizes include $2,000 for the first place winner, as well as $1,000 for the second place winner, and $500 for third.  This year we are excited to announce that beyond the three top prizes, each school’s top finisher will also receive a prize.  Read More >

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IESNYC Calendar

Dec 12

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Dec 12

IESNYC 2017 Holiday Party

6:00 PM
Join the IESNYC in celebrating the 2017 Holiday Season!

Jan 10

Purple Reign

6:00 PM
Learn how violet LEDs are changing the game

Jan 18

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Jan 23

Save the Date! Lighting for Seniors and Low Vision Populations

6:00 PM
Based on ANSI/IES RP-28, topics will cover lighting requirements for the elderly, and discuss contrast and how to light multiple spaces for these populations


IALD Accepts IESNYC Member Melissa Goren

The IESNYC congratulates Melissa Goren, LC, IALD, LEED AP BD+C, MIES, studio manager of LightBox Studios, on being been accepted by the International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) Read More

Registration is Open for LEDucation 2018

March 13-14, 2018. Registration is Open for LEDucation 2018. Free Exhibit Hall Access for IESNYC Members. LEDucation is the ultimate tradeshow for solid-state lighting innovations, new technologies and host to AIA/CEU accredited seminars. Read More

IES 2018 Research Symposium on Light and Health - Call for Papers

Deadline December 15. Individuals actively involved in the study and practice of light and lighting are invited to submit posters describing their work and how human health can be affected as a result. Read More