January 2020 Print

Message from the President

Mike Barr, MIES
IESNYC Section President

Where did 2019 go? In the new year, we are looking forward to taking all the success we garnered from last year and see where the winds of 2020 take us. If 2019 was any indication of what to expect in 2020, I cannot wait!

It was great to see so many of you at our holiday party at the Lutron Experience Center. The Membership Committee, under the leadership of Kacie Stigliano, planned a party that far exceeded our expectations. Everyone had a great time and we also raised money for Light Up The World Foundation (http://lutw.org/about-lutw-2about-lutwabout-lutw/about-lutw/). Congratulations to Kacie and her entire committee for making it all look so easy.


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Upcoming Event

Popcorn and a Movie: Designers on Design

Popcorn and a Movie is a screening of T.A.L.K. (Tell, Archive, Listen and Keep) lighting history videos featuring venerable designers reminding us of how to see light, what makes a good design, and advice for emerging professionals. Hear their thoughts on education, technology, regulations, and practical advice.

Watch as Lesley Wheel, Howard Brandston, Joanne Lindsley, Jules Fisher, Paul Marantz, and many more luminaries of the NY lighting community share their insights and emotions. More >




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Upcoming Event

Lighting for Seniors & Low Vision Population

This seminar is based on ANSI/IES RP-28-16 Lighting and the Visual Environment for Seniors and the Low Vision Population.It is recommended that the participant have already completed IES Fundamentals of Light or have the equivalent professional experience. More >



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Announcements and Other Events

Lumen Awards 2020 CALL FOR ENTRIES!

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday, January 10, 2020

Get a jump start on your 2020 Lumen Awards submissions! We want to see your most innovative, inspiring and exceptional lighting designs! The Lumen Awards is open to any interior or exterior architectural lighting design project completed within two years’ time of the submission deadline. Projects may be re-submitted during the years a project is eligible.

For further information on rules, submission requirements, schedule, submission tips and more, visit our 2020 Lumen Awards submission website

Applications are Being Accepted for the 2020 Student Lighting Competition
Deadline: Sunday, February 16, 2020
The IESNYC invites students from New York City Art and Design schools to participate in a city wide design competition. Students enrolled in an NYC based college or university in fall and spring semester lighting classes are eligible. Monetary prizes are awarded to the top three winners. Learn More >


IESNYC Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2020
Deadline February 24, 2020
The IESNYC will award a merit‐based, single‐year scholarship to recognize and support potential future leaders in the field of architectural lighting. The monetary value of the scholarship shall be $25,000 and includes acceptance into an exclusive mentorship program with the IESNYC, providing valuable opportunities to interact and collaborate with professionals in the architectural lighting industry. The scholarship is open to citizens of the United States, permanent U.S. residents, as well as holders of U.S. student visas (F‐1). Applicants must be students currently enrolled in a full‐time graduate program as a degree candidate in the field of architectural lighting, at an accredited college/university in New York state. Applicants must currently be in their first year of the lighting program. Learn More >


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Other Events

IES Webinar - Lighting Calculations Explained
February 13, 2020. IESNYC Board member, Shaun Fillion, will provide an under-the-hood look at radiosity calculations and raytrace renderings. Learn More >

Registration Is Open for LEDucation 2020
Be part of the excitement at LEDucation 2020 Trade Show and Conference in the heart of New York City March 17–18, 2020! With over 400 exhibitors of architectural lighting, controls and related technologies, an exhibition expansion, a new LED Museum, and a Saint Patrick's Day Light It Up Reception, this is a year you don't want to miss! Learn More >

Call for Speakers IES Annual Conference 2020

Deadline for Speaker submissions is February 16, 2020. The IES invites you to submit your presentation ideas, particularly drawing from the interpretations of the theme Hindsight / Insight / Foresight. Read More


Registration is Open for Lightfair 2020

May 3-7, 2020. LightFair 2020 will mark the 31st year of the show in Las Vegas. Register Today. Early-bird pricing ends March 2, 2020.  More

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