• IESNYC 2016 Fall Calendar. Click Here to Download

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

  • Click Here to view Moonlighting2 Highlights

  • Join us in the 2017 IESNYC LIGHTING LEADS Calendar Sponsorship Campaign LEARN MORE>

  • The 17th Annual IESNYC Student Lighting Competition is now open for entries! Click Here for Details >

  • Group Image of Emerging Professionals Dinner hosted by IESNYC at National IES Conference

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.


Join us in the 2017 LIGHTING LEADS Calendar Sponsorship Campaign

We are embarking on our 2017 Calendar Sponsorship campaign and once again, we are counting on you to show your support. This year’s campaign reflects the Section’s commitment to growing a strong community of industry leaders. We are still offering Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Studio sponsorships.  Learn More >

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Suzan Tillotson
Founder and President
Tillotson Design Associates

The 49th Annual Lumen Awards Program is Now Open for Submissions!
Deadline for submissions closes January 17, 2017
The Lumen Awards were established in 1968 by the IESNYC and developed to publicly recognize excellence, professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design. If you are thinking of submitting a project, please review the Eligibility and Submissions requirements which you can download from our Lumen Awards page. There have been a few changes since last year. Click Here for Details >

The 17th Annual Student Lighting Competition is Accepting Applications!
Deadline is February 15, 2017
This year’s theme, LIGHT, SCALED, challenges students to construct a three-dimensional study that explores the scale of light and its impact on perception. Light informs our perception of scale and space, changing how we see the world around us. As we move through our environment and shift our perspective, the scale of light influences our perception. Light is present at every scale: as a traveling photon, a playful luminaire, or the memorable Manhattan skyline. So students, get your thinking caps on for another year of creative lighting design. Click Here for Details >

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IESNYC Calendar

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

Dec 14

IESNYC 2016 Holiday Party

6:00 PM
Join the IESNYC for some Holiday Cheer!

Jan 11

IES Progress Report – Report

6:00 PM
Save the Date

Jan 24

IES SEM-02: Codes & Standards

6:00 PM
Save the Date


Request for Proposals: The Nuckolls Fund

Proposals Due: February 7, 2017. The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education will offer funding in support of college-level programs and present four awards to students for outstanding achievement in lighting studies. Read More

LEDucation Celebrates Eleven Years

Save the Date: March 28-29, 2017. Hosted by the The Designers Lighting Forum of New York, LEDucation 2017 will once again be held at The New York Hilton Midtown, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, New York City Read More