• 2020 Student Lighting Competition 2nd Place by Seokhun You from Pratt Institute

  • 2019 Lumen Citation for Kinetic Façade Treatment, Ocean Wonders: Sharks! Exterior – Focus Lighting

  • 2019 Lumen Award of Merit, Millerton Pool House – Melanie Freundlich Lighting Design, LLC

  • 2019 Lumen Award of Merit, Nicollet Mall – Tillotson Design Associate

  • 2020 Student Lighting Competition Honorable Mention by Eleanor Watson from Pratt Institute

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

Even though I will miss seeing all of you at the Lumen Gala, I hope you will congratulate all of the 2020 Lumen Award winners. Stay tuned for the announcement coming very soon. I commend the Lumen Committee for coming up with an innovative way to share with you Lumen-worthy projects. You will be able to see all of the projects on our website. I'm not mentioning the projects here because I want you to experience the excitement of winning a Lumen Award. So let's raise a glass to the Lumen Winners and I hope to see you next year.

A few weeks ago, we held our first virtual lighting tour of the Museum of Modern Art with Tillotson Lighting Design and Renfro Design Group. Michuru Tanaka was a wonderful host and my thanks to Monica Feuderer who produced the program. We had an excellent turnout and hope to do more virtual programs in the future. If you missed this program, members can view it here.

As I begin my second year as president of the IESNYC, I am looking forward to increasing our impact, even more successful programs, and more opportunities for us to gather in network.
Please continue to take good care of yourself, we'll get through this together.

Best Regards,
Mike Barr, MIES
President, New York City Section of the IES

of the Month

Christine Hope, MIES
Principal Lighting Designer
Focus Lighting

2020 IESNYC Lumen Awards Gala Postponed
In light of the uncertainty and health concerns around COVID-19, the Lumen Committee and IESNYC Board announces the postponement of the Lumen Awards Gala scheduled for June 11th. A future date will be announced pending improved conditions. Ticket, sponsorship, and advertising sales are still valid for a 2020 rescheduled date. If a 2020 cancellation takes place, sales will be honored for the 2021 Gala.

Update: Due to health concerns over meetings and travel the annual IESNYC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP judging has been postponed until a later date.

Winners of The 2020 New York City Student Lighting Competition
The IESNYC Student Lighting Competition announced Brendan Dimmig, an Industrial Design student at Pratt Institute, as the Grand Prize Winner for his project "Meadow Full of Stars."
Second Place went to Seokhun You, also an Industrial Design student at Pratt Institute. Third place was awarded to Shi Yan who is an Interior Design student at Parsons the New School. More >

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IESNYC Calendar

Jul 16

IESNYC Virtual Board Meeting

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

Aug 20

IESNYC Virtual Board Meeting

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


2020 IES Annual Conference Goes Virtual

August 24–28 and August 31–Sept. 4, 2020. Registration is Open for the IES Virtual Annual Conference Read More

Lighting for Video Conferencing by LRC

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) has released a new video on how to show yourself in the best light when video conferencing from home. Read More

Lightfair Offers Virtual Conference

July 21-23, 2020. Registration opens June 24. LightFair will present selected courses from its 2020 Conference program online as “LightFair Connect.” Read More

Roadway Photometrics

July 30, 2020. IES Educational Webinar detailing how photometrics are developed via goniophotometer. Read More

LEDucation 2020 to Hold a Virtual Conference and Exhibit Hall

SAVE THE DATES! August 18–19, 2020. LEDucation 2020 is transitioning to a virtual experience. Stay tuned for details. Read More