• The IESNYC would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy Holiday!

  • 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!

While the 2015 Lumen Awards and Illumination Awards online submission opens on January 1, 2015, we would like to provide you with 10 helpful tips to prepare a winning entry.
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of the Month

Kacie Stagliano, LC, IES
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"PATH OF LIGHT" Calendar Sponsorship Campaign

Deadline January 9, 2015. 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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OHNY Showcased Ten Significant Exterior Lighting Designs Created by Lumen Award-Winning Lighting Designers

October 11, 2014 – For the first time in the history of Open House New York Weekend, OHNY, in collaboration with the IESNYC, devoted an evening to the exploration of New York City’s illuminated environment and showcased ten major projects in New York City by Lumen Award-winning lighting designers. read more

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.

The Building Energy Exchange and the IESNYC

The IESNYC has found a great home at The Building Energy Exchange in lower Manhattan. This partnership is much more than sharing space. We will also be sharing ideas and collaborating on special programming, and increase the dialogues between real estate stakeholders and the lighting community of designers, manufacturers, distributors and installers. To learn more about the Building Energy Exchange and their educational events visit be-exchange.org


Jan 14

IES Seminar-Swimming in an Ocean of Light: Using Light for Health and Well-being

6:30 PM
A presentation of the IES Light and Health seminar

Jan 22

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Feb 19

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Mar 5

LEDucation 9

10:00 AM
Two day event hosted by the DLF


IES Illumination Awards

Congratulations to the following IESNYC members and designers for winning 2014 IES Illumination Awards. Read More

BEEx (GLNY) 2014 Efficiency Survey

Put yourself in the running to win a free iPad and fill out a ten minute survey by BEEx (GLNY) Read More

Request for Proposals: The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education

In 2015, the Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education intends to award three grants. Read More

Parsons: International Year of Light: From the Right to Light to the Right Lights

A Public Event to Catalyze Social Engagement in the Lighting Community Read More