• 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.
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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
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of the Month

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

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"PATH OF LIGHT" Calendar Sponsorship Campaign

Become a 2015 “Path of Light” sponsor, to ensure that our Section continues to be a vital resource for students, emerging professionals, and established practitioners in the New York City area lighting community and allied design fields. We appreciate your support in aiding us to continue our good works and hope you will join us this year!
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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

The Patricia DiMaggio Memorial Fund

The IESNYC is proud to announce the formation of an education-centric fund to honor our friend and colleague with her contributions to our industry and perpetuate causes she championed. To learn more about Patricia and how to support and contribute to the fund visit pdimfund.org.


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

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

LIGHTFAIR International 2015

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