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In The Dark
October 2

Presented by the AIANY Building Code Committee and New York City Lighting Council of the IESNYC, this overview and panel discussion addresses the current Emergency Lighting requirements in the NYC Building Code on egress illumination. Click Here for Details and Registration >




Exploring the Paths to Energy Code Compliance
October 4 | HYATT House, Fishkill, NY

Join Marty Salzberg, IALD, MIES as she covers the exceptions that provide key information needed for code compliance. 1.5 AIA credits available.  Click Here for Details and Registration >







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Another Year. Another Successful Moonlighting!

Hosted by the DLFNY, IALD and IESNYC, New York-based lighting professionals exhibited their after-hours creative pursuits at Moonlighting 4 held at New York Digital on September 5, 2018. Over 300 people from the lighting industry and beyond attended this year’s exhibition and reception. Check Out the Artists and their Work >



In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Lumen Awards, the IESNYC is planning an exhibition on the history, achievements, and stories of the Lumen Awards.

We are looking for eager individuals to assist the Lumen Exhibition Committee on the planning, research, coordination, and to throw a great celebratory event. If interested, please contact us by as soon as possible at


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Message from the President

Well, fall is officially here — and it really does feel like it! September started off our fall calendar of events with the annual Moonlighting 4 exhibition and reception, a great collaboration of the IESNYC, the DLFNY, and the IALD. It’s a juried presentation of the fantastic talents of our New York lighting community. This year, the talent was just amazing. If you missed Moonlighting, please go next year, or better still, join in and present your personal talent and point of view for our community to enjoy!

The 2018 IES Progress Report presentation, another annual event, was very well received, as was the program Sustainable Lighting: An Introduction to the Environmental Impacts of Lighting — such an important topic.

Our IESNYC programs for October include In the Dark: Emergency Lighting Requirements on the 2nd, and Exploring the Paths to Energy Code Compliance, an IESNYC North program, on the 4th.

As I have said many times before, the New York City area is so fortunate to have three great lighting groups: The DLFNY, The IALDNY, and our own IESNYC Section. So, let me mention that on October 4, our friends at New York Digital are hosting IALD’s annual Global Social Media Event, Chase the Dark — it’s open to all members of our lighting community, and is a great program to give back to the greater community at large. Please check out the event online.

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

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Other Events

Chase the Dark: New York

October 4. Join IALD NY and your fellow lighting colleagues as we Chase the Dark…away!

This year’s activity puts a creative and meaningful twist on IALD’s annual global social media event. Together, we will decorate backpacks with luminous paint, using light to Chase the Dark and to bring a sense of security to kids in need. What better way to give back to the community, than participating in the #IALDChaseDark event and sharing our photos and videos as the event travels across the globe? MORE >

LEDucation 2019

Deadline November 12, 2018 LEDucation 2019 invites educational leaders, innovative thinkers and industry influencers to share their knowledge and expertise on subjects related to and about LED Lighting. MORE >

The Nuckolls Fund Announces Call for 2019 Proposals

Deadline is Nov. 30, 2018. The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education is now accepting proposals for its 2019 grant and awards cycle. The Nuckolls Fund for Lighting Education is an endowment fund in support of college-level programs that inspire students with an understanding of light in architecture. MORE >

BE-Ex Pursuing Passive Publication

October 16, 2018. Join BE-Ex for an in-depth study of converting an existing, high-rise multifamily building to the Passive House standard while it remains fully occupied. MORE >



BE-Ex Tenant Focus: Winning Efficiency Projects in the Commercial Space

October 19, 2018. Join NYSERDA’s Commercial Tenant Program and BE-Ex for a business development training workshop to help attendees better understand how to integrate energy efficiency into their work with commercial tenants. MORE >

BE-Ex Celebrate NYC: Passive House Showcase with Baxt Ingui Architects

October 24, 2018. The forum will begin with a presentation by architect Michael Ingui on several of his firm’s residential retrofits to the Passive House standard. MORE >

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