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

It’s already February 2020!

Many of you were able to join us for our Popcorn and a Movie and it was great to see so many in attendance. This latest installment of the T.A.L.K. series was very inspirational. Our History committee continues to work very hard on additional interviews so stay tuned for news about our next presentation. Our Section is grateful to Co-Chairs Addison Kelly and Bill Maiman for their leadership and vision. Our thanks go out to the rest of the committee for their dedication. Read More>

of the Month

Tom Bergeron, MIES
Director of the New York Office
The Lighting Practice

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Sunday, February 23
Attention Students: Apply Today for the 2020 Student Lighting Competition!
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 >

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IESNYC Calendar

Feb 20

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Feb 25

IES Seminar - Luminaires + Optics

6:00 PM
The purpose of this program is to introduce the lighting practitioner to the basics of luminaires and optics related to lighting

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 3

Fundamentals of Lighting Classes Begin

6:00 PM
The Fundamentals of Lighting course provides comprehensive introduction to architectural lighting issues, factors, and practices

Mar 26

IESNYC Board Meeting

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


IESNYC Members to Speak at LEDucation 2020

March 17-18, 2020. Many of Our Valued IESNYC Members will Be Sharing Their Expertise at Accredited Educational Seminars at Leducation 2020. View the Lineup! Read More

In Case You Missed It!

Popcorn and a Movie. The latest installment of T.A.L.K. (Tell, Archive, Listen, and Keep) Read More

Call for Speakers IES Annual Conference 2020

Deadline February 16. The IES invites you to submit your presentation ideas, particularly drawing from the interpretations of the theme Hindsight/Insight/Foresight. Read More