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.

of the Month

Charles Cameron, MIES 
Controls Manager
Stan Deutsch Associates

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 >

We are embarking on our 2018 Calendar Sponsorship campaign, Leadership Spotlight, which reflects the Section’s commitment to growing a strong community of industry leaders and our reliance on industry leaders to support our good works.  Without the generous financial support of our sponsors, we could not fulfill our mandate to educate current and future lighting professionals. Once again, we are offering Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze Sponsorships, and Studio Sponsorships. More >

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

Jan 23

IES Seminar - Lighting for Seniors and Low Vision Populations

6:00 PM
Over 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day. Learn more about lighting needs and techniques for this specialized population.

Feb 7

Code Conundrums

6:00 PM
A Town Hall discussion on lighting requirements, interpretations, and documentation queries regarding the 2016 NYC Energy Conservation Code.


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

Save the Date: April 8-10, 2018. The 2018 symposium, titled Light + Human Health: Circadian, Biological + Behavioral, will focus on topics that address the impact of light on human health. Read More

LIGHTFAIR International 2018

May 6-10, 2018. Save the Date. The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference. LIGHTFAIR will hold its 29th edition in Chicago Read More