• 2019 Lumen Citation for Kinetic Façade Treatment, Ocean Wonders: Sharks!, Focus Lighting

  • 2019 Lumen Award of Excellence–Louvre Abu Dhabi: BuroHappold, Transsolar KlimaEngineering

  • 2019 Lumen Award of Excellence–Claus Porto New York: LOOP Lighting

  • 2019 Lumen Citation for Integrated Ceiling Feature, Twin Brook Capital Partners Offices, CBBLD

  • 2019 Lumen Award of Excellence, Museum at the Gateway Arch, 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.

President's Message

The holiday season is almost here, and the end of our year won’t be far behind.

While the calendar year may be winding down, our Section committees are picking up even more momentum planning for next year. The final program for 2019 will be our Holiday Party on December 11th, so save the date and watch out for further information.

If you missed attending Lighting Jeopardy, you missed another big event emceed by Gary Dulanski. This year, the Section gave the winners money to donate to the charity of their choice. $2,500 went to the American Parkinson Disease Foundation thanks to first place winner Phil Cialdella (Light Abilities and a member of the IESNYC Board of Managers); $1,000 went to St. Jude’s Research compliments of second place winner Eric Perkins (NY Digital), and $1,000 was sent to the American Breast Cancer Foundation thanks to third place winner Jack Tulley (Brazill Lite Tech). More >

of the Month

Susan Brady, IALD, MIES
President and Founder
SBLD Studio Lighting Design

Lumen Awards 2020 CALL FOR ENTRIES!

Get a jump start on your 2020 Lumen Awards submissions! We want to see your most innovative, inspiring and exceptional lighting designs! More >
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, January 10, 2020

Awards are presented in the following categories and will be presented at the
Lumen Awards Gala on June 11, 2020.

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.

Join us in the IESNYC 2020 Perspective Sponsorship Campaign

As the largest Section in the IES, we are proud to have world renowned lighting designers, manufacturers, reps, professionals in allied fields, educators, and students in our ranks. We value each one of our members and take special pride that we all work together for the betterment of the lighting industry in New York City.

Lee Brandt, LC, LEED AP BD+C, IALD, MIES, and a principal at HLB Lighting Design, a long-time friend of the Section has graciously accepted the call to be our 2020 Campaign Sponsorship Spokesperson and we are honored that she did. During the upcoming year, she will add her voice to champion the Section.

We offer Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, and Studio Sponsorships. The cost of these sponsorships has not increased for 2020. What has increased is our membership, attendees at our year-round programs, subscriptions to our monthly newsletter, and visits to our website – all of which gives your company the visibility and thanks it deserves. Learn More >

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IESNYC Calendar

Nov 14

Isolation and Darkness: Surviving Winters in Antarctica

6:00 PM
For those that ‘winter’ in Antarctica, psychosis, suicide, depression have been common issues, so too have been records of circadian sleep disorders. This presentation shows the challenges of living in Antarctica at the Halley VI Station base

Nov 19

Lighting Controls for Nonresidential Buildings

6:00 PM
Sharpen your Lighting Controls Knowledge and Adeptness

Nov 21

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Dec 4

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Dec 11

Save the Date - IESNYC Holiday Party

6:00 PM
Stay Tuned for Details!

Jan 8

Save the Date - Popcorn & Movie

6:00 PM
Stay Tuned for Details!


In Case You Missed It!

On November 6, lighting designers from One Lux and Cooley Monato Studio guided guests of the IESNYC and DLFNY on a tour of the restored TWA Flight Center and Hotel Read More

IESNYC Collaborates with OHNY on Five Lighting Projects

As part of the IESNYC’s collaboration with OHNY, five lighting projects were featured during OHNY Weekend on October 19th and 20th Read More