• Cocktail Hour, Journal Advertising and Sponsorship still available

  • The IESNYC Announces Sarah Dlinn as the Winner of the IESNYC Scholarship Read More >

  • 2015 Lumen Award of Excellence, Carnegie Hall Façade Lighting, New York, NY

  • Download the IESNYC Spring Calendar and SAVE THE DATES! CLICK HERE

  • Fun at the 2016 Student Competition Read More >

  • Congratulations Samuel Powers and Leela Shanker! Read More >

  • Hidden Lumens: A Call for Videos More >

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

Student Exhibition and Awards Ceremony
March 8, 2016

This year, the Competition closed with over 200 applicants from New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), Parsons New School for Design and Pratt Institute. Adding to the excitement of the evening was keynote speaker, theatrical lighting designer Donald Holder, Tony Awards winner for The Lion King and South Pacific. Read More >

Leela Shanker and Samuel Powers

Zhijian Xiong

Diana Tsoy

Audrey Krumenacker
Serena Kim
Ye Lee Kim
Esther Chang
Elena Ryu
Annie Ma


of the Month

Jim Conti
Jim Conti Lighting Design

Lumen Gala Table Tickets SOLD OUT!
Cocktail hour tickets, Journal Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities are still available. You can also be placed on a waiting list for a table. Click Here for more information.

Hidden Lumens: A Call for Videos 

New York City is filled with light — an indelible stamp on its culture, architecture, and life.  You’re invited to submit a short video of the city’s lights through your eyes. Show us what you see, of hidden gems, playful moments, or treasured icons of light. Read More >

The IESNYC Announces Sarah Dlinn as Winner of the First Annual Merit-Based IESNYC Scholarship

The IESNYC announces that Sarah Dlinn, who attends the MFA Lighting Design program at Parsons School of Design as the winner of the first annual IESNYC Scholarship. This merit based scholarship comes with a monetary value of $25,000 to support a full-time, graduate degree candidate in architectural lighting enrolled in an accredited college or university located in New York state. Read More >

IESNYC Supports Parsons Students Traveling to Haiti to Install Public Lighting
Graduate students from Parsons School of Design will travel to Haiti in late May 2016 to install solar lighting on the island of La Gonave. Chad Groshart, a lighting designer at Atelier Ten who teaches the Parsons class “Lighting in the Developing World,” will lead the trip and will be making his second sojourn to Haiti to install sustainable lighting. More >

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IESNYC Calendar

May 19

IESNYC Board Meeting

5:00 PM
Monthly Committee and Board Meeting. Please note time change

May 19

Thesis Prize Presentations

6:30 PM
Join us as the winners of the IESNYC Thesis Prizes present their projects and receive a $1,000 award

May 24

IES Seminar: Vision and Color

6:00 PM
A presentation to the technical principals of vision and color related to lighting

May 26

Lighting Practice for Healthcare Facilities

6:00 PM
Learn the range and domain of healthcare lighting environments and the current technologies available.

Jun 13

Annual IES Golf Outing at Stonebridge Golf Links

7:00 AM
Join Us for the Annual Long Island and NYC IES Golf Outing


BEEx Green Light Trainings

May 6, 2016. Join the Building Energy Exchange for a four-part training series on lighting retrofits Read More

BEEx Gallery Talk: Expandable Lighting Solutions

May 11, 2016. Join BEEx in a four part series that features lunch-and-learn programs which focus on integrated controls, shading, and fixture technologies in each section of the Living Lab Demonstration Project. Read More

Glazing + Comfort: BEEx Presentation on New Research

May 13, 2016. BEEx Presentation on Payette's research findings on how the impact of glazing selection can positively impact thermal comfort while reducing heating requirements Read More

Howard Brandston Student Lighting Design Education Grant

Submissions for the 2016 Project Entries are now open. Deadline: May 23, 2016. Applicants must be a full time student. The purpose of this Grant is to foster good lighting and to advance the appreciation of lighting as an art. Read More