June 2018 Print


Congratulations to the IESNYC 2018 Thesis Prizes Recipients Olivia Privitera, Jessica Collier, and Chonlatorn (Tan) Pornpraphan

Selected by their professors, Jessica Collier from Parsons School of Design at the New School; Chonlatorn (Tan) Pornpraphan from New York School of Interior Design (NYSID); and Olivia Privitera from Lighting Research Center, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) School of Architecture were awarded $1,000 each for their theses which 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. Each year, the IESNYC Thesis Prizes recognizes degree candidates at graduate-level lighting programs in New York State. 

Jessica's thesis, Perception of Metrics: The Intersection of Color Characteristics and Qualities Guided by Preference, reveals challenges in understanding the varied qualities of tunable light sources currently available in the consumer market and poses important questions about how to communicate these characteristics to the public.

Chonlatorn's thesis, Adidas Flagship Store Project uses Lighting Design to Draw People into a Retail Store, detailed the relationship of the customer to the lighting transforms with each subsequent level of the store—which included highlighting the shoes of the customers and reinforcing the awesomeness or worn condition of their own shoes.

Olivia's thesis, Layer Height Effect on Thermal Performance of 3D Printed Components for LED Heat Sink Applications, explores how the function of an LED lighting system’s thermal management component can be tailored for performance by adjusting the 3-D print parameters to produce aesthetically pleasing LED lighting luminaires. These developments hold promise for adding value to the solid-state lighting industry by allowing for mass customization of luminaires at a lower cost.

Visit iesnyc.org for more details on these exceptional students >


Get Your Gold on and Help Us Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Lumen Awards!

Sunset Cocktail Hour Tickets are Available!

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Lumen Awards program and we promise you an outstanding event, as we celebrate this benchmark year in gold and light!  Click Here for Details


An Exhibition of Art and Design Created by Lighting Industry Professionals
After your work is done, does your other artistic side come out? 
We want to see it.

New York-based lighting professionals and friends in allied fields, all passionate about their day jobs, will exhibit their after-hours creative pursuits at the fourth edition of the Moonlighting Exhibition and Reception.

Artist Application Deadline: Friday, August 24, 2018



IES mourns the loss of former Executive Vice President, William Hanley

Mr. Hanley took the helm at the IES in 1988 and steered the IES into an era of unprecedented growth. He was the longest serving executive vice president in the history of the IES. Read More



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Message from the President

Just over 50 years ago, a determined group of lighting designers from our Section decided that the existing IES Awards program was overly geared toward engineering and needed to be changed. They then decided that the Section would start their own Awards based on great design as well as proper performance criteria. And so, the Lumen Awards was born and the during the years, the Lumens have grown from its New York City base into a national event, and a very prestigious international award.

The IESNYC is so proud of this achievement and we could not have achieved any of this without the dedication of our volunteers and the generous contributions of our sponsors.

So, with the Gala around the corner, let me congratulate all our 2018 Lumen Award winners. I look forward to seeing you all and hope everyone attending will enjoy this truly remarkable 50th Anniversary evening.

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

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Other Events

OHNY Making Place: Downtown Brooklyn June 23, 2018
A hyper-local version of OHNY Weekend, Making Place: Downtown Brooklyn will kick-off with a panel discussion about the past and future of the neighborhood, followed by open houses and tours at a mix of sites that will include residential, commercial, and cultural spaces, as well as design studios and offices. The day will end with a closing reception and happy hour. For details
visit OHNY

AIA Conference on Architecture 2018

June 21-23, 2018
Javits Center
W 35th St. & 11th Ave. NYC
Nearly 400 speakers are bringing their expertise, passion, and insight to AIA Convention 2018, one of the largest annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S. You’ll hear from visionaries, grassroots champions, award winners, and change agents in fields ranging from health, energy, materials, ADA, small firms, and more as they lead in-depth workshops, sessions, custom tours, and dynamic CE theater presentations. For details
visit www.convention.aia.org

2018 IES Annual Conference

August 9-11, 2018
Westin Boston Waterfront. 
The conference begins Thursday August 9 on Opening Night—the Illumination Awards Gala, followed by 2 exciting days of learning and opportunity to earn CEU’s, networking, skill sharpening, product demonstrations and time to relax and enjoy the camaraderie of your peers, catch up with old friends, meet new people. For details
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IES Street and Area Lighting Conference

Sept. 30 – Oct. 3, 2018
Hyatt Regency Orlando | 9801 International Drive | Orlando, FL

The IES Street & Area Lighting Conference is the only conference of its kind dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies. The IES continues to provide an open forum for end -users facing the same questions regarding relevant products for specific application, lighting controls, bench marks from other users in the lighting community, and milestones reached by municipalities, utilities and DOT’s. They strive to maintain a small community feel, creating a great opportunity to network with industry peers through seminars with speaker Q+A, breakout sessions to discuss issues in-depth, an exhibit hall and many networking events with speakers and peers in a comfortable and open atmosphere. For details
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