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

In the new year, we are looking forward to taking all the success we garnered from last year and see where the winds of 2020 take us. If 2019 was any indication of what to expect in 2020, I cannot wait!

It was great to see so many of you at our holiday party at the Lutron Experience Center. The Membership Committee, under the leadership of Kacie Stigliano, planned a party that far exceeded our expectations. Everyone had a great time and we also raised money for Light Up The World Foundation. Congratulations to Kacie and her entire committee for making it all look so easy. Read More>

of the Month

Michael Hennes
Associate Principal, CBBLD

Call for Participants
The IESNYC will be hosting a workshop/presentation on Feb. 12, 2020 to share and discuss our understanding of Virtual Reality — a new technology with high potential for our field. We are looking for individuals/companies to share their experiences at this event. If you are interested in participating, please contact Melissa Goren

Applications are Being Accepted for the 2020 Student Lighting Competition
Deadline: Sunday, February 16, 2020
The IESNYC invites students from New York City Art and Design schools to participate in a city wide design competition. Students enrolled in an NYC based college or university in fall and spring semester lighting classes are eligible. Monetary prizes are awarded to the top three winners. Learn More >

SAVE THE DATE: Lumen Gala June 11, 2020
The Lumen Awards Gala will  be held at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers. Ticket Sales will be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for details!

IESNYC Accepting 2020 Scholarship Applications

The IESNYC will award a merit‐based, $25,000, single‐year scholarship to recognize and support potential future leaders in the field of architectural lighting. 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 and currently in their first year of the lighting program. Learn More >

Join us in the IESNYC 2020 Perspective Sponsorship Campaign

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

Feb 12

Virtual Reality in Lighting

6:00 PM
Join Us for a Workshop and Discussion on How Virtual Reality Can Be Used for the Lighting Industry

Feb 20

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Mar 3

Student Lighting Competition Exhibition and Reception

6:00 PM
Join in the Excitement as the Winners of the Student Lighting Competition are Announced

Mar 26

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Apr 16

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Apr 22

Steel Plant Building Lighting Transformation at Marist College

6:00 PM
FMS Project Principal Manager Enrique Garcia Carrera Will Lead a Lighting Tour of the Renovated and Expanded Portions of Steel Plant Studio


IES Webinar - Lighting Calculations Explained

February 13, 2020. IESNYC Board member, Shaun Fillion, will provide an under-the-hood look at radiosity calculations and raytrace renderings. Read More

Call for Speakers IES Annual Conference 2020

Deadline for Speaker submissions is February 16, 2020. The IES invites you to submit your presentation ideas, particularly drawing from the interpretations of the theme Hindsight / Insight / Foresight. 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

Registration is Open for Lightfair 2020

May 3-7, 2020. LightFair 2020 will mark the 31st year of the show in Las Vegas. Register Today. Early-bird pricing ends March 2, 2020. Read More