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

If you missed our December virtual holiday gathering, you missed so much. The IESNYC collaborated with DLFNY and IALDNY on the event which centered around an auction of goods and services, and donating money to a wonderful charity – Safe Horizon of Brooklyn. The evening raised over $7,000 and our Board of Managers were so motivated by the work being done by our lighting community that they were inspired to donate an additional $5,000 on behalf of the Section. You can still make a donation to the campaign HERE.

We were also presented with a wonderful opportunity via the WILD holiday gathering to support Feed the Frontlines who is doing great work feeding our frontline heroes during these difficult times. Our Board of Managers were so moved by what WILD does for our community that they voted to match their successful evening of fundraising with an additional $5,000 donation. You too can donate HERE
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Member of the Month

John Delfino
Associate, Available Light

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 >

Help Us Spread Good Cheer!
The IESNYC Board of Managers decided to show solidarity with our affiliated New York City lighting organizations who worked to raise funds for worthy organizations. We ask you to consider donating to these worthy causes.

The IESNYC partnered with DLFNY and IALDNY to present a virtual Holiday Charity Auction. Proceeds were donated to Safe Horizon of Brooklyn, whose mission is to provide support, prevent violence and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse.  DONATE HERE

The NYC chapter of Women in Lighting + Design also held a virtual holiday party and partnered with Feed the Frontlines, an organization that delivers free, nutritious meals prepared by local restaurants to healthcare workers and New Yorkers experiencing food insecurity through the COVID-19 crisis.  DONATE HERE

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IESNYC Calendar

Jan 27

Virtual Tour of 2020 Lumen Award Project

6:00 PM
Tour the Royal Caribbean Terminal at PortMiami, a prominent addition to the Miami nightscape with Brett Andersen and other members of the Focus Lighting design team

Feb 18

IESNYC Virtual Board Meeting

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


In Memoriam: Remembering Dave Lissak

The IESNYC honors the legacy of Lightolier legend, Dave Lissak, as a dedicated New York City lighting professional, and a remarkable colleague and mentor. 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