November 2020 Print

Message from the President

Mike Barr, MIES
IESNYC Section President

November is here! The colors of fall have started showing up, a cool evening here and there, and pumpkin-flavored just about everything! While everyone is still struggling with challenges we face, our Section seems to be resilient and we continue to find ways to bring out the very best to our members.

While a bit later than we traditionally hold the presentation, we have nonetheless carried on and honored three outstanding, recently graduated students with the 2020 IESNYC Thesis Awards. On October 28th, the recipients presented their theses to a virtual audience of lighting professionals. The diversity in subject matter, the passionate examination, and the commanding understanding of each of their topics is truly inspiring!

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Congratulations to the 2020 Thesis Award Recipients!

The IESNYC honors Thesis Award recipients Ivan Zamora, (top left) Master of Professional Studies in Lighting Design, NYSID; Trinetra Manickavasagam, (middle) MFA Lighting Design Parsons the School of Design; and Kasia Kozak, (right) MS in Lighting, LRC RPI. Selected by their professors, each of their theses demonstrated excellence in design and/or research, and represented the intellectual insight, rigor, and quality standards as set forth by their respective school departments and each student’s thesis committee. Read More >


Wednesday, November 11, 2020

For the past five years the DLFNY, IALDNY, and IESNYC have collaborated on a public exhibition featuring the “After Hour” creative talents within the NYC Lighting Community. This year's Moonlighting Exhibition is going virtual with a beautiful website to showcase each artist's work. The committee will launch a website with an Instagram Live event on Nov. 11th at 6pm for a discussion and celebration. To get prepared before our launch, be sure to follow Moonlighting @moonlightingnyc on Instagram


Who Does What?
DATE CHANGE: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
6:00pm EST Webinar
A panel discussion on the roles and responsibilities of lighting on a project team: “Players In The Game” from Architect, Lighting Designer, Electrical Engineer, Developer, and others.
A New York City Lighting Council (NYCLC) program




It’s that time of year to get a head start on your 2021 Lumen Awards entries! We want to see your most innovative, inspiring and exceptional lighting designs!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, January 8th, 2021


1. The Lumen Awards are open to any interior or exterior architectural lighting design project completed within two years’ time of the submission deadline. Projects may be re-submitted during the years a project is eligible.

2. Projects must be designed by a New York City* based designer(s) for a project located anywhere in the world — OR — The project must be located in New York City* regardless of the location of the designer(s).

2020 IES Progress Report Accepted Items

IESNYC Vice President, Peter Jacobson, and IESNYC members Shaun Fillion, and Ken Schultz, met virtually with other members of the IES Progress Report Committee to review significant new products launched during the past year, in the categories of light sources, fixtures, controls, publications, research, materials and design tools for interior and exterior applications. The 2020 list was presented by the committee at the IES Annual Conference this past August. View Report >


Call for Art! Holiday Charity Auction

Attention Artists! The IESNYC, DLFNY, and IALD/NY are proud to present an online Holiday Charity Art Auction to be held December 9th. Please consider donating your creative arts, crafts, goods, or services to help those in need. All proceeds will go to Safe Horizons of Brooklyn.

Email Tina Koch Moore by November 14th to donate your art!

Details on the December 9th Auction to follow. Save The Date!




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Other Events

Deadline November 30, 2020. Are you passionate about LIGHTING? Are you a dynamic speaker who can inspire and engage an audience? If so, LEDucation wants to hear from you! Share your expertise at the 2021 LEDucation Conference. Submit your topic by November 30, 2020. LEARN MORE >

Parsons Event - Lighting Injustice
November 5, 2020. Parsons Lighting Design will host an interactive conversation to promote advocacy of marginalized groups as part of the lighting designers' role. This program will seed supportive structures to sustain action required to achieve greater diversity and inclusion in the lighting design industry. REGISTER TODAY >

Roadway Lighting LED’s Conversions
November 12, 2020. This IES Educational Webinar will go through an LED conversion step by step and show the difference between a wattage reduction based conversion versus one which includes full analysis. REGISTER TODAY >

To Light, or Not to Light?
Developing Lighting Concepts
November 19, 2020. This webinar outlines the steps taken on various diverse projects to address those essentials and create the desired mood, atmosphere, and functionality. REGISTER TODAY >


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