• Congratulations to the Winners of the 2020 Student Lighting Competition!

  • 2019 Lumen Award of Excellence – Louvre Abu Dhabi, BuroHappold Engineering

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

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

I hope this message finds you well as we all face the many impacts and challenges of this crisis that has overshadowed our lives. Since I began my time working in the city, I’ve always been awestruck by New Yorkers’ resilience during challenging times. I take comfort in the fact that we will prevail.

Unfortunately, we had to postpone the IESNYC Lumen Gala in light of the health concerns around COVID-19. There are many moving parts to planning the gala, and a future date will be announced pending improved conditions. I cannot put into words how hard the Lumen committee has been working to move through the process and make the difficult decisions they are encountering. There is no doubt the Lumen committee co-chairs, Clara Powell and Adrienne Shulman, take this situation very seriously and place the safety and welfare of our community as the highest priority. I want to thank them for their hard work and dedication. Read More>

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Brigid Hardiman, MIES
Lighting Designer, Lightcraft

2020 IESNYC Lumen Awards Gala Postponed
In light of the uncertainty and health concerns around COVID-19, the Lumen Committee and IESNYC Board announces the postponement of the Lumen Awards Gala scheduled for June 11th. A future date will be announced pending improved conditions. Ticket, sponsorship, and advertising sales are still valid for a 2020 rescheduled date. If a 2020 cancellation takes place, sales will be honored for the 2021 Gala.

Update: Due to health concerns over meetings and travel the annual IESNYC MERIT SCHOLARSHIP judging has been postponed until a later date.

Winners of The 2020 New York City Student Lighting Competition
The IESNYC Student Lighting Competition announced Brendan Dimmig, an Industrial Design student at Pratt Institute, as the Grand Prize Winner for his project "Meadow Full of Stars."
Second Place went to Seokhun You, also an Industrial Design student at Pratt Institute. Third place was awarded to Shi Yan who is an Interior Design student at Parsons the New School. Honorable mentions went to Taeyeon Song, Robyn Bohn, Hsin-Ying Huang, Katrina Matejcik, and Jiaman Li from Parsons the New School; and Eleanor Watson, Minwoo Park, and Congyu Huang from Pratt Institute More >

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IESNYC Calendar



Discomfort Glare in Outdoor Nighttime Environments

June 18, 2020. This IES webinar will cover the basics of glare, methods and research challenges when investigating glare and creating metrics, and the importance of research in this area. Read More

Roadway Photometrics

IES Educational Webinar detailing how photometrics are developed via goniophotometer. Read More

Show Me the Data: Does LED Lighting Influence Roadway Safety?

This IES webinar will share preliminary findings from a new PNNL field study of roadway crash statistics, investigating whether converting to energy-efficient LED roadway lighting with some blue content influences driving safety. Read More

LEDucation 2020 Is Canceled

Due to the continuing impacts surrounding COVID-19, The DLFNY and the LEDucation committee have made the decision to cancel LEDucation 2020 Read More

Complimentary Issues of LD+A

For a limited time, the IES is offering you the ability to subscribe to the digital version of the April and May issues of LD+A magazine at no cost. Read More

Where Are They Now?

IESNYC Past Scholarship Winners discuss how the Scholarship helped them achieve their goals. Read More