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The New York City Lighting Council is an information source and champion for issues involving the use of lighting in and about the New York Cityscape. The Council provides web-based resources for the public, and serves as a forum and reference for lighting professionals.
NYCLC is a founded and managed by the New York City Section of the IES.
NYC Codes On Lighting Design

NYC has no single code on lighting.  Codes, Laws and Rules on the use of light, lighting equipment, and energy are scattered throughout various NYC agencies.  Below is a summary with links to locate information:

  • Energy Usage
  • Electricity
  • Light Levels
  • Placement and Types of Lighting
  • Lighting for Zoning Districts
  • NYC Schools
  • Transportation
Code Conundrums
Town Hall meeting including a panel discussion and a Q&A session with the directors and advisors to the New York City Department of Building’s (DOB) Energy Code, addressing lighting requirements, interpretations, and documentation queries regarding the 2016 NYC Energy Conservation Code. Download Outline Here
The New 2016 NYC Energy Conservation Code
Download the PDF presentation by the NYCLC summarizing changes to the new 2016 NYC Energy Conservation Code Download Here
LEDucation: Navigating the Codes on Lighting in NYC
Download the PDF presentation by the NYCLC summarising the various codes, policies, and laws in NYC on Lighting Design. Download Here