• Hansol Jung – GRAND PRIZE WINNER of 2018 Student Lighting Competition

  • 2018 Lumen Award of Excellence | London Mithraeum, Tillotson Design Associates

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

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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Richard (Rick) J. Shaver
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Research and Development
Edison Price Lighting

Application Is Open for the IESNYC 2019 Student Lighting Competition
The IESNYC is celebrating the 19th year of the Student Lighting Competition. This year’s theme, LIGHT & CULTURE, challenges students to construct a three-dimensional study exploring the role of light in rituals, events, or rites of passage. Light can often be a critical element in a religious or national celebration, like fireworks on the Fourth of July, a lifetime milestone, like a unity candle at a wedding, or a daily observance, like a sun salutation. Light & Culture allows each individual to expand upon their own experiences of light and how it contributes to culture.

Students currently enrolled in a NYC-based college or university are eligible. Prizes include $2,000 for the first place winner, as well as $1,000 for the second place winner, and $500 for third. Read More >

The IESNYC Announces Brigid Hardiman as the Winner of the Fourth Annual IESNYC Scholarship

The IESNYC has selected Brigid Hardiman, a candidate in the MPS Lighting Design program at New York School of Interior Design (NYSID), as the recipient of the 2019 IESNYC Scholarship. The scholarship awards $25,000 to a full-time, graduate degree candidate in architectural lighting who is enrolled in an accredited college or university located in New York State.

Hardiman graduated from New York Institute of Technology in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Technology. She is now enrolled at NYSID, and expects to graduate in August 2019. While attending school, Hardiman has worked as a lighting designer and specification coordinator at firms including RAB Lighting and Celano Design Studios, and she is currently employed at Lightcraft Group. She is also the co-chair of the IESNYC annual Student Lighting Competition, starting out as a member of the planning committee. She plans to take on an additional role as an educator in the future. More >

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IESNYC Calendar

Feb 26

Office Lighting - an IES Intermediate Seminar

6:00 PM
Build your design skills with this seminar focused on office lighting, based on RP-1-12

Mar 5

IESNYC Student Lighting Competition Exhibition and Reception

6:00 PM
Join the IESNYC for a Reception, Exhibition, Keynote Speaker, and Announcement of the Winners

Mar 5

Fundamentals of Lighting

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


In Case You Missed It!

IESNYC Lighting Jeopardy 2.0 was a fun, exciting, and educational evening full of surprises. Read More

IESNYC Members to Speak at LEDucation

March 12-13, 2019. See the fantastic line up of IESNYC Member Speakers covering topics on Codes, Controls, and Lighting Design at LEDucation 2019! Read More

BE-Ex Green Light Training Series

February 20 & 22. Join Building Energy Exchange for a four-part training series on lighting retrofits: Green Light. Read More