• Join us in the 2019 IESNYC Casting Light Sponsorship Campaign

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

Craig Bernecker,
Director, MFA Lighting
Design Program
Associate Professor of Lighting Design, Parsons School of Design


Join us in the 2019 IESNYC Casting Light Sponsorship Campaign

The theme of this year’s Sponsorship Campaign, Casting Light, reflects the wide net the IESNYC mission encompasses. It is through the generous support of our sponsors that we are able to support students, lighting education and initiatives, and humanitarian causes through our award and educational programs, and events. We hope we can count on your support in 2019. Click Here for Details >

The 2019 Lumen Awards "Call for Entries" is open to interior or exterior architectural lighting design projects designed by a NYC based designer(s) for a project located anywhere in the world. Or the project must be located in NYC regardless of the location of the designer(s). Please visit iesnyc.org/Lumen_Awards to review eligibility, submission requirements, and general rules before submitting a project.
Deadline Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

The Lumen Awards were established in 1968 by the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) and developed to publicly recognize excellence, professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design with the following distinct award categories:
Lumen Award of Excellence: Highest level of achievement for a permanent architectural application
Lumen Award of Merit: Meritorious achievement for permanent architectural application
Lumen Citation: Special recognition for a permanent or temporary lighting installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, or other work

Application Is Open for the IESNYC 2019 Student Lighting Competition
The IESNYC is celebrating the 19th year of the Student Lighting Competition. This year’s theme, LIGHT & CULTURE, challenges students to construct a three-dimensional study exploring the role of light in rituals, events, or rites of passage. Light can often be a critical element in a religious or national celebration, like fireworks on the Fourth of July, a lifetime milestone, like a unity candle at a wedding, or a daily observance, like a sun salutation. Light & Culture allows each individual to expand upon their own experiences of light and how it contributes to culture.

Students currently enrolled in a NYC-based college or university are eligible. Prizes include $2,000 for the first place winner, as well as $1,000 for the second place winner, and $500 for third. Read More >

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IESNYC Calendar

Jan 22

IES Seminar: Electricity for Lighting Practitioners

6:00 PM
Expand your technical knowledge base with the basics of electricity and how it relates to lighting

Jan 24

IESNYC Board Meeting

6:00 PM
Monthly Board and Committee meeting open to IESNYC members


BE-Ex Celebrate NYC: Funding a Lighting Retrofit

February 13. Join BE-Ex for a panel discussion on funding lighting retrofits with speakers from Willdan Energy Solutions, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Read More

BE-Ex Green Light Training Series

February 20 & 22. Join Building Energy Exchange for a four-part training series on lighting retrofits: Green Light. Read More

Focus Lighting Brings In the New Year

Did you watch the Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve? What you were seeing was Focus Lighting’s design for the lighting of the Ball. Read More

Edison Price Lighting Fulfills $50,000 Pledge to The Nuckolls Fund

Edison Price Lighting has become the fifth major donor in the Fund’s Advocate category Read More

Wanted! Lumen Award winners for various years needed

Details on Lumen Award winners for specific years are missing. Can you help provide info? Read More