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

  • Check Out the Artists at Moonlighting 4

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

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

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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Paul Tarricone, MIES
Editor and Publisher, LD+A


Call for Volunteers for the Lumen Exhibition

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Lumen Awards, the IESNYC is planning an exhibition on the history, achievements, and stories of the Lumen Awards. We are looking for volunteers to assist in planning and research. Please contact  lumenawards@iesnyc.org


The IESNYC Supports PhoScope’s Recreo de Noche Program With $10,000 Grant
The IESNYC is supporting PhoScope’s pilot project for Recreo de Noche (RDN) with a $10,000 grant. There are communities in Puerto Rico that still do not have electrical power, and RDN will light community playgrounds to serve the immediate social and recreational needs of residents to use after sunset. PhoScope has partnered with Lighting in Action (LIA) and Concepteurs Lumière Sans Frontières (LSF) to implement a pilot project in San Juan, with the Corporation del Proyecto ENLACE del Caño Martín Peña (ENLACE) and the local communities. Read More >

Another year, another successful Moonlighting!
Hosted by the DLFNY, IALD and IESNYC, New York-based lighting professionals exhibited their after-hours creative pursuits at Moonlighting 4 held at New York Digital on September 5, 2018. Over 300 people from the lighting industry and beyond attended this year’s exhibition and reception. "This year, we got to see new talents ranging from an interactive crossword puzzle, photos of nature and wildlife, children’s costumes, and furniture!" says Nathalie Faubert, MIES, senior associate at CBBLD, and founder of Moonlighting. "It's always fun and surprising to find out the hidden talents of your friends and associates and I hope that the ‘closeted’ artists in the industry will display their work next year and that our regular and returning artists will keep participating.View Artists >

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IESNYC Calendar

Nov 7

Human-Centric Lighting

6:00 PM
Conversations with a researcher, a lighting designer, a luminaire and source provider that will explore what we know and don’t know relative to evidence based design and creating environments that support health and well-being

Nov 15

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Dec 6

IESNYC Board Meeting

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

Dec 13

IESNYC Holiday Party

6:00 PM
Let's celebrate 2018 and the holiday season with the NYC lighting community!


BE-Ex - Designing with Light (Efficiently)

October 30, 2018. Join BE-Ex for a discussion on the incorporation of efficient industrial lighting design into architecture Read More

BE-Ex Celebrate NYC: Passive House Showcase with Baxt Ingui Architects

October 24, 2018. The forum will begin with a presentation by architect Michael Ingui on several of his firm’s residential retrofits to the Passive House standard. 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