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.

President's Message

December Is Here!
The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the success we have had in 2019 and to look forward to the great promise of 2020 and beyond. Our section has so much to be thankful for and so much of that is you! I could never list all the people and companies that helped to make 2019 a wonderful year for our Section. We are very fortunate to count them as members and friends.

Many of you have signed up for our holiday gathering. It will be great to see everyone!

Our Sponsorship Campaign is underway and looks to be a successful endeavor of so much hard work and dedication.

2020 is looking great, stay tuned for more powerful programs and great networking opportunities.

On behalf of myself, the IESNYC board of managers and our hard working committee members, Have a Wonderful Holiday Season!

of the Month

Emily Monato
Founding Principal
Cooley Monato Studio

Lumen Awards 2020 CALL FOR ENTRIES!
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, January 10, 2020

Get a jump start on your 2020 Lumen Awards submissions! We want to see your most innovative, inspiring and exceptional lighting designs! The Lumen Awards are open to any interior or exterior architectural lighting design project completed within two years’ time of the submission deadline. Projects must be 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). More >

IESNYC Accepting 2020 Scholarship Applications

The IESNYC will award a merit‐based, single‐year scholarship to recognize and support potential future leaders in the field of architectural lighting. The monetary value of the scholarship shall be $25,000 and includes acceptance into an exclusive mentorship program with the IESNYC.

The scholarship is open to citizens of the United States, permanent U.S. residents, as well as holders of U.S. student visas (F‐1). Applicants must be students currently enrolled in a full‐time graduate program as a degree candidate in the field of architectural lighting at an accredited college/university in New York state. Applicants must currently be in their first year of the lighting program. Learn More >

Join us in the IESNYC 2020 Perspective Sponsorship Campaign

The Section has a large and growing membership and a small army of dedicated managers and committee members who volunteer their time to help us fulfill our mission. However, it would be impossible for us to continue our important work without the support of our sponsors. If you’ve been a loyal sponsor over the years, we thank you. If you are a new sponsor, we welcome you to join us so we can continue our work. Learn More >

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IESNYC Calendar

Dec 11

IESNYC Holiday Party

6:00 PM
The IESNYC invites you to join us to celebrate 2019 with our members and the New York City lighting community at our Holiday Party!

Jan 8

Popcorn and a Movie: Designers on Design

6:00 PM
Join us for a screening of a short video of candid interviews with widely-recognized lighting designers and hear of their accomplishments and inspiring words

Jan 21


In Case You Missed It!

On November 6, lighting designers from One Lux and Cooley Monato Studio guided guests of the IESNYC and DLFNY on a tour of the restored TWA Flight Center and Hotel Read More

Attendee Registration Open for LEDucation 2020

March 17-18, 2020. Be part of the excitement at LEDucation 2020 in the heart of New York City! Read More

IESNYC Collaborates with OHNY on Five Lighting Projects

As part of the IESNYC’s collaboration with OHNY, five lighting projects were featured during OHNY Weekend on October 19th and 20th Read More

IESNYC Donates to Charities at Lighting Jeopardy

At Lighting Jeopardy! 2019, we had lots of winners. And thanks to the IESNYC, each winner was able to contribute money to the charity of their choice. Read More