March 2019 Print


Jialun Cao Wins Grand Prize for the IESNYC Student Lighting Competition

The IESNYC announced Jialun Cao—a Bachelor of Industrial Design (BID) student from Pratt Institute—as the Grand Prize winner for his lighting project "GHOST TOWN" at the IESNYC Student Lighting Competition last month. Andrea Young Fierro, Karmen Ho, and Suji Lee, from Parsons the New School for Design won second place for their project "LAYERED." Third place went to Simy Bentata Singer from Pratt Institute and honorable mentions were awarded to Chenxi Guo, Pratt Institute; Aysel Aziz and Simi Sanghavi, both from Parsons the New School of Design; and Craig Young, NYSID. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS! Read More >

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IESNYC LightFair Sneak Peek: Lighting & Media: A Convergence Conversation
Tuesday, April 23

Join us as we explore the role of light beyond illumination and the role of lighting design beyond architecture.

Shaun Fillion, LC, IALD, MIES and and Program Director, MPSL, NYSID

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Lighten Up!
Thursday, May 30

Lighten Up! is an IES section event on a national scale. Our New York City section will be concurrent with events across North America. Attendees will be divided into teams, and charged with creating an illuminated structure or luminaire based on a surprise theme. You can compete as a lighting design office, or collaborate with teammates from across lighting disciplines. Join us for a fun night, celebrating light!

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Message from the President

It’s finally spring! Though I hear there is a bounty out on Punxsutawney Phil...just saying...anyway, March was a great month!

Our IESNYC Student Competition was a terrific and fun event. I dropped by when the students and our members were working hard to set everything up — and it wound up looking great. I also had the opportunity to lunch with the judges and our members. What a wonderful group! Please consider joining the volunteers next year and meeting all these creative students. Check out the article posted on our website for our winners and details of the event.

This year, the IESNYC sponsored the LEDucation educational lecture series — an ever-growing event. Thirteen of our members spoke at this sold out program, showing the diversity and depth of our IESNYC membership. We will be continuing our support next year for this educational and interesting event.

Tables for the IESNYC Lumen Gala on June 13th, are already sold out! However, you may sign up for the waiting list and still purchase tickets for our cocktail reception. Lumen Journal ads and sponsorship opportunities are also available. Check out our Lumen Awards page on our website for details.

On April 23, we will host the IESNYC Lightfair Sneak Peek, an annual look at the IES event before it happens. Get a taste of the activities to come. See you there!

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

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Other Events

LED Lighting Institute
May 7–9, 2019. The Lighting Research Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is offering a hands-on 3-day seminar for industry professionals covering the latest advances in SSL, including 3D printing and connected lighting systems. Learn More >

Photometry Institute
May 14-15, 2019. An intensive, 2-day, seminar that provides the knowledge and skills needed to conduct photometric, colorimetric, and related evaluation of lighting products, systems, and prototypes, including new testing requirements for SSL.  Learn More >

LIGHTFAIR® International 2019
May 19–23, 2019. Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
Registration for LIGHTFAIR® International is open. More than 500 of the industry’s leading companies will be exhibiting at LIGHTFAIR and approximately 200 hours of accredited courses over 5 days are offered.
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IES Annual Conference

August 8-10, 2019
Omni Louisville Hotel
400 South 2nd St., Louisville, KY

The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference provides a range of educational programming—including workshops, seminars, immersive experiences, tours, networking, and paper and poster presentations—on the art, design, science, and research of lighting relevant to lighting professionals, educators, and related design disciplines. A broad selection of CEU credits are available through participation at the conference. Visit for Details >

IES Street and Area Lighting Conference

September 22–25, 2019
Sheraton San Diego
Hotel & Marina
1380 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA

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. It's 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. Visit for More Information >

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