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.

Become an IESNYC Sponsor
This year’s campaign—Stay Illuminated—reflects our commitment to educate and inspire current and future lighting professionals. Brett Andersen and Christine Hope of Focus Lighting are two of our Section’s bright lights and have graciously accepted the call to be our 2021 Campaign Spokespersons. The IESNYC is offering Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Studio Sponsorships at reduced pricing due to the economic impact of the pandemic. Join Brett and Christine and become a 2021 Sponsor of the IESNYC so we can continue working together towards a more brilliant and beautiful tomorrow. Learn More >

President's Message

This year has been a year of learning how to constantly adapt. That also applies to our Section’s work and we have discovered new ways to do so. Our board meetings have moved to Zoom, and our programs have moved to a virtual format—with great success, especially since they can accommodate so many people from near and far.

We celebrated the 6th Annual Moonlighting, and if you missed it, you can view it here and see this year’s talented artists as well as all who participated since 2015. Moonlighting is a joint effort of the IESNYC, DLFNY, and the IALD-NYC and is an event where we all come together to celebrate our creative New York City lighting community. More >

Member of the Month

Brett Andersen, MIES
Partner and Principal
Focus Lighting

Holiday Charity Auction Open
December 1st-9th. In an effort to foster a continuing sense of community and of charitable giving, the DLFNY & IESNYC & IALDNY are proud to be teaming up for this unique approach to support the good work of SAFE HORIZON of Brooklyn! We are offering up creative goods and services for bid to raise funds for this invaluable organization. We will also be accepting cash donations which will be kindly matched dollar for dollar by UBS! Place Your Bids or Donations Here >

The Auction will end in celebration with a Live Online Holiday Party on December 9th. Register Here

It’s that time of year to get a head start on your 2021 Lumen Awards entries! We want to see your most innovative, inspiring and exceptional lighting designs!
DEADLINE: Friday, January 8th, 2021

Eligible projects must be designed by a New York City* based designer(s) for a project located anywhere in the world —OR — The project must be located in New York City regardless of the location of the designer(s).

Amazing Talent at MOONLIGHTING
Check out the stunning talent of the MOONLIGHTING 2020 Artists visit: moonlightingnyc.org/2020

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IESNYC Calendar

Dec 9

Holiday Party

6:00 PM
December 9, 2020. The IESNYC, DLFNY, and IALD/NY are teaming up for a Holiday Party

Dec 10

IESNYC Virtual Board Meeting

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


LEDucation Reschedules to August 17–18, 2021

August 17-18, 2021. The in-person 2021 LEDucation Tradeshow and Conference has been rescheduled to August 2021. Read More

IES Webinar Roadway Safety

December 3, 2020. A Vision Zero focus and discussion on how we design can improve safety. Read More

LightFair 2021 Moving to October 25-29

LightFair 2021 will be postponed until October 2021 at the Jacob K. Javits Center in New York. Read More

IES Webinar Color Outside the Lines: Unconventional Applications for Dynamic Lighting

December 17, 2020. Dynamic lighting unlocks a whole new layer of lighting capability for lighting designers and engineers. This webinar shows how to use it. Read More

2020 IES Progress Report Accepted Items

The IES Progress Report Committee presented significant new products for 2020 at the IES Annual Conference this past August. Read More

The Lighting Library™ Available for Purchase

Available for Purchase. The IES is proud to introduce The Lighting Library™ which updates, expands, and replaces the 2010 Lighting Handbook and previous versions of standards. Read More