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Welcome to the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society
We are a volunteer professional membership organization comprised of individuals who share a mutual appreciation for and fascination with all things lighting. We are dedicated to promoting both the art and science of illumination to our members, to other professional organizations, to the industry, and to the public through inspiring events, informative programs, educational series, and great networking opportunities.

The IESNYC 2019 Merit-Based Scholarship Is Open for Submissions

The IESNYC will award a merit‐based, $25,000 single‐year scholarship to recognize and support potential future leaders in the field of architectural lighting. In addition, the scholarship award includes acceptance into an exclusive mentorship program with the IESNYC, providing valuable opportunities to interact and collaborate with professionals in the architectural lighting industry. Click Here for Details >

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Christopher Marta, MIES
Director, L'Observatoire International

The 2019 Lumen Awards "Call for Entries" is open to interior or exterior architectural lighting design projects designed by a NYC based designer(s) for a project located anywhere in the world. Or the project must be located in NYC regardless of the location of the designer(s). Please visit iesnyc.org/Lumen_Awards to review eligibility, submission requirements, and general rules before submitting a project.
Deadline Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 11:59pm EST

The Lumen Awards were established in 1968 by the New York City Section of the Illuminating Engineering Society (IESNYC) and developed to publicly recognize excellence, professionalism, ingenuity and originality in lighting design with the following distinct award categories:
Lumen Award of Excellence: Highest level of achievement for a permanent architectural application
Lumen Award of Merit: Meritorious achievement for permanent architectural application
Lumen Citation: Special recognition for a permanent or temporary lighting installation, technical detail, portion of a single project, or other work

Application Is Open for the IESNYC 2019 Student Lighting Competition
The IESNYC is celebrating the 19th year of the Student Lighting Competition. This year’s theme, LIGHT & CULTURE, challenges students to construct a three-dimensional study exploring the role of light in rituals, events, or rites of passage. Light can often be a critical element in a religious or national celebration, like fireworks on the Fourth of July, a lifetime milestone, like a unity candle at a wedding, or a daily observance, like a sun salutation. Light & Culture allows each individual to expand upon their own experiences of light and how it contributes to culture.

Students currently enrolled in a NYC-based college or university are eligible. Prizes include $2,000 for the first place winner, as well as $1,000 for the second place winner, and $500 for third. Read More >

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IESNYC Calendar

Jan 9

Lighting Jeopardy

6:00 PM
Join us for a fun and exciting night of lighting trivia - jeopardy style!

Jan 10

After the Holidays Cocktail Hour

6:00 PM
Save the Date

Jan 22
Jan 24

IESNYC Board Meeting

6:00 PM
Monthly Board and Committee meeting open to IESNYC members


Wanted! Lumen Award winners for various years needed

Details on Lumen Award winners for specific years are missing. Can you help provide info? Read More

Registration Is Open for LEDucation 2019

March 12-13, 2019. Over 275 local and worldwide manufacturers will be exhibiting their latest—and many award winning—designs and technologies at the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel Read More

IES Annual Conference

August 8-10, 2019. The Illuminating Engineering Society’s Annual Conference will be held in Louisville, Kentucky. Book Your Hotel Today! Read More

IES Street and Area Lighting Conference

September 22–25, 2019. Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. This Conference is dedicated to improving the outdoor lighting business of electric utilities and energy service companies. Book Your Hotel Today! Read More