• 2020 Lumen Award of MERIT: Hudson Yards Financial Services Firm by Lighting Workshop

  • 2020 Lumen Award of MERIT: Center for Health and Well-Being, Winter Park by CBBLD

  • 2020 Lumen Award of MERIT: Comcast Technology Center by Tillotson Design Associates

  • 2020 Lumen Award of MERIT: Vessel by L'Observatoire International

  • 2020 Lumen Award of MERIT: The Well by BOLD, LLC

  • 2020 Lumen Award of MERIT: Royal Caribbean Terminal at PortMiami by Focus Lighting

  • 2020 Lumen Award of EXCELLENCE: Chandler History Museum: Infinite Shade by DLR Group

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.

November 11th at 6:00pm EST

For the past five years the DLFNY, IALDNY, and IESNYC have collaborated on a public exhibition featuring the “After Hour” creative talents within the NYC Lighting Community. This year's Moonlighting Exhibition is going virtual with a beautiful website to showcase each artist's work. The committee will launch a website with an Instagram Live event on Nov. 11th at 6pm for a discussion and celebration. To get prepared before our launch, be sure to follow Moonlighting @moonlightingnyc on Instagram

President's Message

Each season has its own fan club. October means cooler temperatures, leaves changing, and inching toward the end of the year! Before you know it, it will be June 17th and time for the 2021 Lumen Gala.

Our September program on 3D Printing for Lighting Professionals was a huge success on so many levels. We had over 100 attendees that included international participants representing 15 countries! Our programs team has really hit new levels of success. We couldn’t thank them enough for their amazing hard work, dedication, and innovative thinking to make sure under these very challenging times, we continue to keep our section well informed. The webinar is available on demand for IESNYC members. Access webinar here. Login required. More >

Member of the Month

Elaine Cook
Lighting Engineer / Specification Sales
3D Printing Magician
Moxie Lighting


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
Visit the Lumen Awards Submission website for more information on Requirements, General Rules, Schedule and Helpful Tips. Click on link below:

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).

Awards are presented in the following categories:
Lumen Award of Excellence
The highest level of recognition for permanent architectural application.
Lumen Award of Merit
Meritorious recognition for permanent architectural application.
Lumen Citation
Special recognition for an art installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, temporary installation or other work.

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IESNYC Calendar

Oct 28

Presentation of the IESNYC 2020 Thesis Awards

5:15 PM
The three 2020 Thesis Award Recipients, representing the Lighting Research Center at RPI, Parsons School of Design, and NYSID will present their winning thesis during a live webinar.

Nov 18

Who Does What?

6:00 PM
SAVE THE DATE! Nov. 18. This panel discussion will present the roles and responsibilities of lighting on a project team

Nov 19

IESNYC Virtual Board Meeting

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


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

Roadway Lighting LED’s Conversions

November 12, 2020. This IES Educational Webinar will go through an LED conversion step by step and show the difference between a wattage reduction based conversion versus one which includes full analysis. Read More

“To Light, or Not to Light?”: Developing Lighting Concepts

November 19, 2020. This webinar outlines the steps taken on various diverse projects to address those essentials and create the desired mood, atmosphere, and functionality. Read More

LEDucation 2021 Call for Speakers

Deadline November 30, 2020. The LEDucation Tradeshow and Conference seeks dynamic, lighting-industry presentations for the 2021 event. Read More

ICYMI 3D Printing For Lighting Professionals

Webinar available On Demand to IESNYC Members. This webinar gives a first-hand view of the 3-D printing process with a focus on producing luminaire components. Read More

Wondering What Our Lighting Community Is Up To?

James O’Blaney and his team at O’Blaney Rinker Associates, an IESNYC Silver sponsor, checked in with IESNYC members (and others) to see how they were fairing during this pandemic Read More