• 2018 Award of MERIT | McKim, Mead & White Dining Room Restoration | Kugler Ning Lighting

  • 2018 Lumen Citation for Art Installation | Wave/Cave | PHT Lighting Design

  • 2018 Award of EXCELLENCE | Bloomberg European Headquarters | Tillotson Design Associates

  • 2018 Lumen Citation for Design Preservation | The Grill at the Seagram Building | L’Observatoire International

  • Award of MERIT | The Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center | Tillotson Design Associates

  • 2018 Lumen Citation for Ceiling Feature | George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Theater | CBBLD

  • 2018 Award of EXCELLENCE | London Mithraeum | Tillotson Design Associates

  • 2018 Lumen Citation for Humanitarian Action | Solar Lighting in Martissant | Nathalie Rozot

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.


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IESNYC Announces Winners of the 2018 Lumen Awards at the 50th Annual Lumen Gala
On Thursday, June 14, 2018, the IESNYC announced the recipients of the 2018 Lumen Awards at the 50th annual Lumen Gala at Pier 60, Chelsea Piers. Eleven Lumen Awards were presented and the winners were publicly recognized for their professionalism, excellence and originality in lighting design. Tillotson Design Associates won two Awards of Excellence and an Award of Merit. L’Observatoire International won an Award of Merit and a Citation. Awards of Merit were also given to Kugler Ning Lighting and Lighting Workshop. Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design, PhoScope, PHT Lighting Design, and Paramedia LLC received various Citations. Congratulations to all the 2018 winners for their outstanding lighting designs! Click Here for Details

IESNYC Announces the 2018 Service Award Recipients

Brilliance is defined as extreme brightness or radiance, exceptional intelligence, ability, skill, or talent, imposing splendor or magnificence. On June 14, 2018 at the Lumen Gala, the IESNYC proudly recognized the following members with these qualities—individuals who make the New York City Section shine: 2018 Brilliance Award to Robert Prouse, Brandston Partnership Inc.; 2018 IES Section Service Award to Nathalie Faubert, Cline Bettridge Bernstein Lighting Design; and 2018 IES Meritorious Service Award to Clara Powell, Cooledge Lighting and Suzan Tillotson, Tillotson Design Associates. Read More >

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IESNYC Calendar

Sep 5

Moonlighting 4 Exhibition and Reception

6:00 PM
An Exhibition of Art and Design Created by Lighting Industry Professionals

Sep 11

2018 IES Progress Report Committee Presentation

6:00 PM
The "Progress Report" program will give the attendees a complete overview of the Committee's presentation during the IES Annual Conference in August in Boston

Sep 20

IESNYC Board Meeting

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


Call for Volunteers for the Lumen Exhibition

LUMEN EXHIBITION - CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS! We are looking for eager individuals to assist the Lumen Exhibition Committee on planning, research, coordination, and to throw a great celebratory event. Read More

LC Study Group Open for Registration

Classes begin: Tuesday, September 11. Boost your work opportunities and stature in the lighting community by becoming lighting certified. This year's test for lighting certification, given by the NCQLP is Nov. 4 Read More

2018 IES Street & Area Lighting Conference

Sept. 30–Oct. 3, 2018 | Hyatt Regency Orlando. Registration is Open for the IES Street & Area Lighting Conference Read More


Deadline November 12, 2018. LEDucation 2019 invites educational leaders, innovative thinkers and industry influencers to share their knowledge and expertise on subjects related to and about LED Lighting. Read More