• 2018 Lumen Citation for Ceiling Feature | George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater | CBBLD

  • 2018 Lumen Citation for Design Preservation | The Grill at the Seagram Building | L’Observatoire International

  • 2018 Lumen Citation for Art Installation | Wave/Cave | PHT Lighting Design

  • Award of MERIT | The Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center | Tillotson Design Associates

  • 2018 Award of EXCELLENCE | London Mithraeum | Tillotson Design Associates

  • 2018 Award of EXCELLENCE | Bloomberg European Headquarters | Tillotson Design Associates

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.

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Francesca Bastianini, MIES
Principal, Sighte Studio


Call for Volunteers for the Lumen Exhibition

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Lumen Awards, the IESNYC is planning an exhibition on the history, achievements, and stories of the Lumen Awards. We are looking for volunteers to assist in planning and research. Please contact  lumenawards@iesnyc.org


The IESNYC Supports PhoScope’s Recreo de Noche Program With $10,000 Grant
The IESNYC is supporting PhoScope’s pilot project for Recreo de Noche (RDN) with a $10,000 grant. There are communities in Puerto Rico that still do not have electrical power, and RDN will light community playgrounds to serve the immediate social and recreational needs of residents to use after sunset. PhoScope has partnered with Lighting in Action (LIA) and Concepteurs Lumière Sans Frontières (LSF) to implement a pilot project in San Juan, with the Corporation del Proyecto ENLACE del Caño Martín Peña (ENLACE) and the local communities. Read More >

IESNYC Announces Winners of the 2018 Lumen Awards at the 50th Annual Lumen Gala
On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the IESNYC announced the recipients of the 2018 Lumen Awards at the 50th annual Lumen Gala at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers. Eleven Lumen Awards were presented and the winners were publicly recognized for their professionalism, excellence and originality in lighting design. Tillotson Design Associates won two Awards of Excellence and an Award of Merit. L’Observatoire International won an Award of Merit and a Citation. Awards of Merit were also given to Kugler Ning Lighting and Lighting Workshop. Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, PhoScope, PHT Lighting Design, and Paramedia LLC received various Citations. Congratulations to all the 2018 winners for their outstanding lighting designs! Click Here for Details

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IESNYC Calendar

Sep 25

Sustainable Lighting: An Introduction to the Environmental Impacts of Lighting

6:00 PM
Learn about the impacts of lighting on the environment, and how lighting professionals and politics are coming together to set a sustainable path forward.

Oct 2

In the Dark: Emergency Lighting Requirements

6:00 PM
An overview and panel discussion on the current Emergency Lighting requirements in the NYC Building Code on egress illumination

Oct 4

Exploring the Paths to Energy Code Compliance

7:30 AM
A guided tour on how to navigate the energy code

Oct 18

IESNYC Board Meeting

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


2019 IALD Scholarship

Applications Accepted Sept. 14 – 30, 2018. Two scholarships are available for students studying lighting design at either the undergraduate or the graduate level. Read More

2018 IES Street & Area Lighting Conference

Sept. 30–Oct. 3, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Orlando. Registration is Open for the IES Street & Area Lighting Conference Read More

BE-Ex Green Light Training Series

September 27-28. Join BE-Ex for a four-part training series on lighting retrofits: Green Light. This training provides building industry stakeholders the information they need to execute successful lighting retrofits. Read More