April 2017 Print


Mixed Signals: Animating Lighting with Different Protocols
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

While the use of mesh networks for standard architectural applications is well documented, what is the impact on a façade, LED wall or color changing cove when a mesh network is used to trigger a lighting effect? Join us as four top speakers explore the impact of Mesh Networks, PLC, and DMX on Lighting Animations.  Read More >

Site Tour - Bridge for Laboratory Sciences Building, Vassar College
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Join lighting designers Francesca Bettridge and Nira Wattanchote of Cline Bettridge Bernstein, on a tour of the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences Building at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and view the variety of techniques, fixture choices, layouts, and architectural detailing used. Click Here To Register >

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Winners of the 2017 Student Lighting Competition

On March 7, the IESNYC awarded the Student Lighting Competition Grand Prize to Marta Casarin (a 2017 recipient of the IESNYC Scholarship), Joanna Fuller, and Shashank Singal, for their project “Passage.” The team members are enrolled in Master of Fine Arts in Lighting Design at Parsons The New School of Design and received a cash award of $2,000. This year's theme, ‘Light, Scaled’ challenged students to construct a three-dimensional study that explores the scale of light and its impact on perception.

Flo Peters “Sonder,” and Chang Sung Lee’s “Depth Perception,” both attending Pratt Institute, won Second and Third Prize respectively and each will receive cash awards of $1,000 and $500. In addition, five Honorable Mentions were awarded.

Enrique Peiniger, CLD, Assoc. AIA, IALD, founder and chief innovator at Office for Visual Interaction (OVI), delivered the evening’s keynote address on the Lighting Powers of 10 at the awards presentation.  Read More >

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Lumen Awards

Table and Advertising Sales Open!


at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers, New York City

Until our online sales site is officially up and running you can download and send us a purchase order form for 2017 Lumen Gala tables, seats, cocktail hour tickets, and advertisements for the Lumen Journal
Visit iesnyc.org/Lumen_Awards

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Message from the President

The 17th annual IESNYC Student Lighting Competition was a great success. For those of you who missed the event, I invite you to watch the video of the evening's highlights and visit our website for more information.  I have so many people to congratulate and thank. Congrats to our Grand Prize winners Marta Casarin, Joanna Filter and Shashank Singal; Second Place winner Flo Peters; and Third Place Winner Chang Sung Lee; the five Honorable Mention winners; and every student who participated and exhibited this year. My thanks go to Erin Gussert, the chair of the Student Lighting Competition Committee, Shaun Fillion, advisor to the committee, all of the committee members, our competition jury, and Enrique Peiniger for his insightful keynote address. Special thanks go to all the instructors who realize the value of the competition and make it part of their curriculum.
Clara Powell is our Member of the Month. Currently, Clara is co-chair (with Adrienne Shulman) of the Lumen Awards. The behind the scenes work by the co-chairs and the committee to oversee the competition and produce the gala is enormous. This year's Lumen Gala will be held on Thursday, June 15th and Lumen Gala tickets and sponsorship opportunities are now available and for more information, visit iesnyc.org/Lumen_Awards

We have two important programs scheduled —on April 12, Mixed Signals: Animating Lighting with Different Protocols and on April 19, a tour of the Bridge for Laboratory Sciences Building at Vassar College led by CBBLD. I encourage you to register today for these educational events!

Brian Belluomini, President
New York City Section of The Illuminating Engineering Society

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Other Events

LIGHTFAIR® International
May 7-11, 2017 | Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center
The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference, returns to Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center in 2017.  More >


2017 IES Annual Conference
August 10-12, 2017  |  Portland Marriott, Downtown Waterfront, Portland, OR


The theme of this year’s conference is “My Light,” bringing focus to the impact of light on our personal health and well-being. The objective of this conference is to provide educational sessions on the art, design, science, & research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, lighting educators, and other design disciplines.

The 2017 Annual Conference fosters personal and career growth through educational and networking opportunities and allows lighting professionals to earn up to 14 CEU credits through participation.
Visit ies.org/events/annual-conference/

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