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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 founded and managed by the New York City Section of the IES.
Learn Lighting  

Architectural Lighting’s One-on-One Video Series  Watch interviews of lighting professionals sharing their personal and professional experiences with light. Visit the Site

Discover Lighting is an online course by the IES designed for students and novice professionals as a first look into the wonderful world of lighting. 

Chapters include:


  • Lighting History
  • Science of Lighting
  • Light Sources
  • Lighting Applications
  • Sustainability and Lighting

Visit Light Logic

Light Logic, by the IES, aims to help consumers learn about residential lighting best practices, design, energy efficiency and all topics regarding lighting a home.  Topics include:


  • Lighting in your Home
  • Lighting in your Office
  • The Language of Lighting


Sign-up to get home lighting tips from industry professionals sent to your email once a month, and a free Lighting Language Guide on lighting terms used by professionals. You’ll have everything you need to help you become an expert.

The IES Lighting Education Resource Portal is a source for lighting education resources, including e-learning, webcasts, formal degree programs in lighting, IES section courses and special events.


Watch an introduction video by David DiLaura on the new 10th edition of the IES Handbook.

The History of Light and Lighting While the lighting industry is generally recognized as being born in 1879 with the introduction of the Thomas Alva Edison's incandescent light bulb, the real story of light begins thousands of years earlier.  This brochure was developed by the Philips Lighting Company to provide an extensive look at one of the most important inventions in mankind's history: artificial lighting.

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Attend a class, seminar, project tour, or exhibition provide by these NYC based lighting organizations.
The New York City Section of the IES (IESNYC) offers monthly programs, seminars, and classes on various topics from Lighting Design to Lighting Technologies.  Visit the website to learn more.

The Designers Lighting Forum of New York is committed to exploring and presenting the power of lighting in design who enthusiastically provide designers, architects, manufacturers and their representatives, contractors, educators, and students the opportunity to meet and experience the wonder of lighting in New York City and beyond. Visit to learn more about their programs

The Building Energy Exchange provides support for the building industry through energy and lighting efficiency education, technical exhibits, critical research and networking opportunities.  Visit to learn more