May 2020 Print

Message from the President

Mike Barr, MIES
IESNYC Section President

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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Announcements and Other Events

Earn Continuing Education Credits and Keep up-to-date with the Latest Discussions in Our Industry through IES Webinars!

Germicidal Ultraviolet Disinfection in the Days of COVID-19

May 7 | 11:00am – 3:00pm | 4 IES CEU’s

Amidst the current uncertainty of the global pandemic, the IES has facilitated a FREE special educational program on germicidal ultraviolet (GUV), photobiological basics, carcinogenicity risk, UV-C lamp sources, relevant research, and more.

2020 IES Virtual Research Symposium
May 12–22 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm | Max. 8 IES CEUs
This event will be held through the IES webcasting platform and will take place over four different days in order to allow participants to attend with limited disruption during work hours.


Codes, Controls, Compliance – Elements of Successful Lighting Control Designs
May 14 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | 1 IES CEU
This presentation will review the most important and recent code changes as it deals with lighting and lighting controls. Most importantly, will review best practice lighting power and control design application for multiple common space types

Show Me the Data: What Does Observational Research Reveal About Today’s Connected Lighting Systems?
May 21 | 12:00pm – 1:00pm | 1 IES CEU
Pacific Northwest National LaboratoryOngoing evaluations at Parsons, the New School, and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute show the power of observational research, as evaluators and end users apply systematic protocols to collect subjective, qualitative data on connected lighting systems installed in working classrooms at Parsons and in parking lots at Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center.

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Other Events

Poster Submissions Open for
IES Annual Conference 2020
Deadline: May 24, 2020. Posters will evaluated for inclusion based on submission of 3-page extended abstract that consists of up to 3 pages (maximum 800 Words). Authors are encouraged to include figures in their abstract to convey information on the details and/or findings that will be covered in the poster. Learn More >

LEDucation 2020 is Canceled
LEDucation 2021 is scheduled for March 16–17 at the New York Hilton Midtown pending improved conditions Learn More >


Lightfair 2020 is Canceled
LightFair 2021 dates for New York coming soon. LightFair will return to Las Vegas in June 2022.  Learn More >

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