January 2018 Print



The Right Mix: How Full Spectrum LED Lighting Impacts Health and Wellness
January 10, 2018

Violet pump sources? Melanoptic lumens? Human-centric lighting? Join Charles Selander, Director of Specification Sales for SORAA and Dr. Ute Besenecker, Director of HealthE™ Lighting and Senior Scientist for Lighting Science Group Corporation, as they outline some of the legacy technologies as well as the very latest developments in high quality lighting for improved human health and wellness.
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IES Seminar - Lighting for Seniors and Low Vision Populations
January 23, 2018

Over 10,000 Baby Boomers turn 65 each day. Learn about the lighting needs and techniques for this specialized population. Laurie Emery, LC, MIES, will provide a brief overview of some of the current research and design practices found in RP-28-16 that can help the aged and partially sighted maintain their quality of life.  Register Today >




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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: Sunday, February 18, 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 may be cold outside, but things are already perking in our Section. The 2018 Calendar Sponsorship campaign is underway and our good friend Susannah Gilbard Zweighaft is our 2018 Campaign Spokesperson. Without the support of our community we could not continue to provide the most current educational programs, provide the $25,000 IESNYC Scholarship, the Thesis Prizes, The Richard Kelly Grant, and so many other programs which support the lighting community.

On behalf of the IESNYC Scholarship Committee, I am pleased to announce that Zachary Eric Pearson of RPI has been chosen to receive our 2018 Scholarship. Congratulations Zackary! We will be issuing a profile and an interview with him very soon. In addition, the Richard Kelly Grant Committee will be announcing the next recipient of the Grant and I look forward to posting that information.

Our Section has so many interesting programs and events planned for the Spring - we will keep you updated.  And I look forward to seeing you all.

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

March 13-14, 2018. 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

April 8-10, 2018 | Atlanta, GA. At the 2018 IES Research Symposium, titled Light + Human Health: Circadian, Biological + Behavioral, 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 >


May 6-10, 2018. Light, technology, knowledge and design connect in a convergence of global introductions, innovations and thought leadership at LIGHTFAIR® International 2018, the world’s largest annual architectural and commercial lighting trade show and conference.  More >

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