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IESNYC Holiday Party
December 13

Join us as we celebrate 2018 and the Holiday Season at the IESNYC Holiday Party! IESNYC supports Toys for Tots and we request that you bring at least one unwrapped toy or a monetary donation to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas.

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The IESNYC 2019 Merit-Based Scholarship Is Open for Submissions

The IESNYC will award a merit?based, $25,000 single?year scholarship to recognize and support potential future leaders in the field of architectural lighting. In addition, the scholarship award includes acceptance into an exclusive mentorship program with the IESNYC, providing valuable opportunities to interact and collaborate with professionals in the architectural lighting industry.

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Application Is Open for the IESNYC 2019 Student Lighting Competition
DEADLINE Sunday, February 17, 2019

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.

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DEADLINE Sunday, January 27, 2019

The 2019 Lumen Awards "Call for Entries" is open to interior or exterior architectural lighting design projects designed by a NYC based designer(s) for a project located anywhere in the world. Or the project must be located in NYC regardless of the location of the designer(s). The Lumen Awards publicly recognize excellence, professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design. Click Here for Details and To Apply >

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Message from the President


Welcome to December and lots of cold blustery weather! It’s time for all the holiday festivities to begin – and our New York Section is ready to party!

Our annual IESNYC Holiday Party will be held on Thursday, December 13th from 6-10pm. It will be hosted by Louis Poulsen Lighting at Carl Hansen showroom, 251 Park Avenue South, 13th floor. Once again, we will be benefitting Toys For Tots which provides gifts to those children in our area who otherwise might have a very bleak holiday. Members of our Section can attend for free and may invite up to two friends (Check your email for Guest code). All attendees should bring unwrapped toys or monetary contribution, which will be collected at the door. Preregistration is a must so check our website, register, and join in the fun.

Upcoming Event Reminders:

  • The IESNYC $25,000 MERIT SCHOLARSHIP for 2019 is now accepting applications through December 28, 2018. For Scholarship information please visit:
  • Call for Entries– The IESNYC 2019 LUMEN AWARDS is now open for entries – the deadline Is January 27, 2019. For submission information please visit:
  • The IESNYC STUDENT LIGHTING COMPETITION is marking its 19th year and promises to be the best yet! It is not too early to apply and the deadline is February 17, 2019. For more information please visit:
  • Our Sponsorship Campaign has started and this year’s theme, Casting Light, reflects the wide net our mission encompasses. We thank Francesca Bettridge and Stephen Bernstein of CBBLD for being this year’s Sponsorship Spokespersons. Support the IESNYC and become a sponsor. Visit for details.

Have a great holiday season and hope to see you on December 13th!

Caleb McKenzie
President, New York City Section of The Illuminating Engineering Society

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Other Events

11 Ways To Cut Costs And Carbon Emissions With LED Retrofits

December 11, 2018
The village of Croton, NY will host a NYSERDA sponsored seminar and demonstration on linear LED retrofits. View eleven options and learn how to choose among them. MORE >


Registration Is Open for LEDucation 2019

March 12-13, 2019. This annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference will feature leading manufacturers of architectural lighting, controls and related technologies from around the globe showcasing their latest products and technologies. The conference will offer attendees an exclusive opportunity to learn from top industry experts and earn continuing education credits. Visit for More Information >

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