December 2017 Print


IESNYC Invites All Members to our Annual Holiday Party

Come Celebrate 2017 With Us!

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IESNYC Supports Toys for Tots
Please bring 1 unwrapped present, or a monetary donation.
The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program collects new, unwrapped toys during the Holiday season each year, and distributes those toys as Christmas gifts to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas.



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The IESNYC is Accepting Applications for the 2018 Scholarship Awards 
Deadline: December 11, 2017

In support of the educational endeavors of graduate students, our NYC Section is granting an IESNYC Scholarship—a merit-based scholarship with an unprecedented monetary value of $25,000. 
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Lumen Awards 2018 Call for Entries
Deadline: January 29, 2018

Celebrating 50 years, the Lumen Awards were established by the IESNYC and developed to publicly recognize excellence, professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design. The Lumen Awards are open to any interior or exterior architectural lighting design project completed within two years’ time of the submission deadline.
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IESNYC Student Lighting Competition
Deadline: Thursday, February 15, 2018

The online application is now open for NYC-based college or university students to apply for the 2018 Student Lighting Competition.
This year’s theme, BOUND BY LIGHT, challenges students to construct a three-dimensional study that explores connections through light. Read More >




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Message from the President

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year” – as the song says, but also the busiest for all of us. The IESNYC Scholarship entries are being accepted now through December 11, 2017. If you want more information, please visit our website. We will be reviewing the submittals before Christmas and will announce the results after the New Year’s holiday.

The Richard Kelly Grant Review Committee is in the process of their review of applications and their announcement will fall in the new year also.

Our great holiday party will be on the evening of Tuesday, December 12th this year and we will be collecting gifts for the Marines “TOYS FOR TOTS” drive as usual. Please remember to bring a new unwrapped toy or a cash donation when you arrive. For time and location go to our website and we hope to see you all there!

Board of Manager Joe Belfer discussed a very interesting project concerning energy and the hurricane in Puerto Rico that several students from Parsons are developing, so if you would like to know more you can go to and
Yes, this is a very wonderful time of the year with parties and events all month—so enjoy and see you at the IESNYC Holiday Party On December 12th.

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

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Other Events

Registration Is Open for LEDucation 2018!
Exhibit Hall Access Free Admission for IESNYC Members

Organized by the Designers Lighting Forum of New York, LEDucation is the ultimate marketplace for solid-state lighting innovations, giving industry professionals a chance to experience new technologies as well as continue their education through a wide range of AIA/CEU accredited seminars. Register Now >


IES 2018 Research Symposium on Light and Health - Call for Papers
Deadline December 15

Individuals actively involved in the study and practice of light and lighting are invited to submit posters describing their work and how human health can be affected as a result.  The latest research on how light during the day and night affects our circadian, biological, and behavioral responses will be presented along with discussions on how this research might affect current and future design applications. More >

LIGHTFAIR International 2018
May 6-10, 2018

Save the Date. The world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference where new discoveries, new connectivity, new knowledge and new solutions propel lighting design quickly into the future. LIGHTFAIR will hold its 29th edition in Chicago  Visit >




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